When First Lady Michelle Obama takes the podium, she is many things – character witness for her husband, defender of the anemic economic recovery, and exhorter-in-chief for the Democratic faithful.
Which is why Michelle Obama has become one of the most traveled political spouses in recent memory. Her campaign stops Wednesday at N.C. Central University in Durham and East Carolina University in Greenville were part of her 11th visit to North Carolina since 2009, according to the campaign. There is little mystery why. Read the full story here and see a photo gallery.
More political headlines:
--A North Carolina agriculture official joined growers from other states Wednesday in calling for congressional leaders to take action on immigration reform -- part of a continued campaign to keep Republicans in the state legislature from tackling the subject themselves.
--South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley hit the trail for Pat McCrory on Wednesday and Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley will do the same for Walter Dalton today.