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First Lady Campaigns in Philly Thursday

Michelle Obama returns to Pa. for a series of campaign events, 'Women for Mitt' to assemble in Philly

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    First Lady Michelle Obama will address campaign supporters Thursday at three planned events in Philadelphia, Montgomery County and Bethlehem, Pa.

    First Lady Michelle Obama makes a return visit to Pa. on Thursday for campaign events in Philadelphia, Montgomery County and the Lehigh Valley.

    Her first appearance will be at Bobby Morgan Arena at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia at 2 p.m. Mrs. Obama will address grassroots supporters and the event will be open to the press.

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    She will follow up with similar events at Upper Dublin High School in Fort Washington at 4 p.m. and then travel to Moravian College in Bethlehem for a 7 p.m. event.

    Former Mass. lieutenant governor Kerry Healey, who served with Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, travels to Philadelphia Thursday for a 'Women for Mitt' event. Healy will join  an afternoon grassroots GOP training session at the City Avenue Hilton. Earlier Thursday morning she will participate in the opening of Romney's Philadelphia Victory Office on South 4th Street.

    The First Lady was in Philadelphia three weeks ago for an announcement about involving local communities in her “Let’s Move!” initiative. That visit came as the U.S Conference of Mayors was holding its annual leadership meeting in Philadelphia. Mayor Michael Nutter (D) is chairman of the Mayors Conference.

    On Monday, Mrs. Obama will make her third appearance on the “The Tonight Show” with Jay Leno. She’s expected to talk about her experiences with the U.S. athletes at the London Olympics.

    Her last chat with Leno turned into a “Let’s Move” challenge for the vegetable-hating host who was encouraged to eat apples, sweet potato fries and pizza made with eggplant, green peppers and zucchini.

    In Philadelphia last month, the First Lady praised the Nutter administration and the city for taking steps to improve food standards in after school programs and helping hundreds of local corner stores sell healthier food options like fruits and vegetables.

    Check here for free tickets for the Pa. Grassroots Events with First Lady Michelle Obama.