Michelle Obama adds campaign stop in Denver suburbs

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DENVER — First Lady Michelle Obama has added a second Colorado appearance as part of her trip to the state next Wednesday, June 20, the White House announced Thursday.

Already planning to speak to volunteers in Pueblo Wednesday afternoon, Obama is now scheduled to greet campaign staff and volunteers in Arapahoe County that morning, FOX31 Denver has learned.

Further details on the event have yet to be released.

The extra stop makes sense given the importance of the metro suburbs, considered to be the most critical swing region in this make-or-break swing state.

Michelle Obama’s Colorado stops will come at the end of a four-day campaign swing that starts Sunday in Corvallis, Ore. and continues with a stop Tuesday outside Las Vegas, Nev.

The once-reluctant campaigner is expected to be a fixture on the trail this fall given her consistent popularity. While her husband’s approval rating has fluctuated greatly and is now hovering somewhere just south of 50 percent, the First Lady’s has remained high, right around 70 percent since 2008 when President Obama took office.

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