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Michelle Obama Pushes the Vote for Malloy in New Haven

Michelle Obama Supports Malloy

(Published Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014)

First Lady Michelle Obama took the stage in New Haven alongside Gov. Dan Malloy on Thursday afternoon to rally support for the governor ahead of next week's election.

"I am beyond thrilled to be here to support our friend, your governor, Dan Malloy," Obama told a cheering crowd at Wilbur Cross High School. "This race is about you and what's going on in our lives."

She urged supporters to get out and vote on Tuesday, explaining that the margin between Malloy and GOP challenger Tom Foley could come down to as few as four votes per precinct. The latest Quinnipiac Poll released Wednesday shows the candidates deadlocked at 43 percent.

"Get buses and carloads and friends and do it together," she told voters. "I know we can get Gov. Dan Malloy reelected. Than you all and get it done."

Michelle Obama is the latest political celebrity to get involved in a close, heated race between Malloy and Republican businessman Tom Foley.

President Barack Obama is expected to headline a rally for Democrats in Bridgeport on Nov. 2.