Michelle Obama Campaigns for President in Loudoun

LEESBURG, Va. (AP) -- First lady Michelle Obama campaigned for her husband in northern Virginia, saying that "cutting Sesame Street is no way to balance the budget."

Mrs. Obama spoke to more than 800 supporters at the Loudoun County fairgrounds on Tuesday. Her remark about "Sesame Street" was an indirect swipe at Republican Mitt Romney, who said at last week's debate that he'd cut funding for public broadcasting.

The first lady said her husband "inherited an economy in rapid decline" and that "instead of pointing fingers or placing blame, your president got to work."

She interrupted her speech twice to request water for people who wilted during her speech. Those in attendance stood for hours before her arrival.

Loudoun County, a battleground in Virginia, has seen visits from Ann Romney and from the president.


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