First Lady Michelle Obama is set to barnstorm the country on behalf of Democratic candidates. Her unpopular husband? Not so much.
Mrs. Obama today will be in Madison, Wisconsin speaking on behalf of gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke. She’ll also be in Chicago today for Gov. Pat Quinn.
Friday she heads to Lansing, Michigan to campaign for Senate candidate Gary Peters and Mark Schauer, the Dems’ candidate for governor. The same day she will be in Des Moines, Iowa at a rally for senate candidate Bruck Braley.
With only four weeks left in the campaign, President Obama does not have a single solitary campaign event lined up for this week. Instead, he’ll be opening the wallets of wealthy contributors in New York and California.
The president has three fundraisers today today, two for the DNC in New York City and one for Senate Democrats in the New York suburb of Greenwich, Connecticut.
On Thursday he begins what will be at least three days in California drilling for cash, including a DNC event in Los Angeles Thursday and two more in San Francisco Friday and Saturday. Other events may yet be added.