First Lady Makes Cleveland Stop for Fundraising Event

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CLEVELAND — First Lady Michelle Obama made a campaign stop in Cleveland Monday. The First Lady stopped at Progressive Field for a fundraiser event.

But before the event, the First Lady made time to personally thank around 50 of her husband’s local campaign volunteers.

“I want to thank every single person,” said Mrs. Obama, as she was greeted to a round of applause.

Inside the suite-level of Progressive Field, the First Lady gave hugs and stopped for pictures.

“I’m shaking like a leaf.  It was quite an experience!”  said Felita Clemons, of Warrensville Heights.

“The way she approached everybody in such a friendly manner, she is such a down-to-earth person.  It was fantastic,” said Juanita Miller, of Cleveland Heights.

“It is exciting to me because this is the first time ever meeting someone of that status, especially a minority being the First Lady,” added Eddy Chambers, of Warrensville Heights.

The First Lady also attended a fundraiser where tickets were $100 and proceeds went to the Obama Victory Fund.

“We went and knocked on 8,500 doors in Cuyahoga County,” said Craig Lindell, a volunteer from Solon.

The volunteers were invited to meet the First Lady as a reward for spending the weekend campaigning for President Obama.

“You look among the crowd, we have a diverse crowd.  And she took time to talk to everyone, not singling out a group.  It’s fantastic,” added Miller.

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