Local News
4:22 pm
Tue May 1, 2012

Michelle Obama Wraps Up Southwestern Campaign Swing

 

First Lady Michelle Obama is in Albuquerque this afternoon wrapping up a four-state campaign swing. The first lady landed at Kirtland Air Force Base just before 2 p.m. and was greeted by about three dozen airmen and women and their families.

Mrs. Obama spent about 20 minutes with them, thanking them for their service and telling them how great it was to be in New Mexico. She was then whisked off to speak at a private fundraiser for the president's re-election bid.

New Mexico is the final stop on the first lady's two-day, four-state Western swing, which included stops in Colorado, Arizona and Nevada. All four states are considered key in the upcoming presidential election.