First lady makes a splash at DNC

First lady Michelle Obama pleaded with voters Tuesday to reward her husband with re-election, telling delegates at the Democrats’ convention that President Obama comes from humble beginnings and was able to reach the White House by taking advantage of the same kind of government assistance he is defending on the campaign trail.

Lt. Col. Tammy Duckworth, candidate for the US House of Representatives for Illinois and former Assistant Secretary of the US Department of Veterans Affairs leaves the stage after addressing the Democratic National Convention. (Andrew Geraci/ The Washington Times)

Lt. Col. Tammy Duckworth, candidate for the US House of Representatives for Illinois and former Assistant Secretary of the US Department of Veterans Affairs leaves the stage after addressing the Democratic National Convention. (Andrew Geraci/ The Washington Times)

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