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Michelle Obama Visits Northwest Indiana

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The wife of Illinois U.S. Senator and presidential hopeful Barack Obama will visit Northwest Indiana later today.

Michelle Obama makes her third stop in Indiana this week. Later this evening, Mrs. Obama will visit a middle school in Merrillville, just a week after her husband made a campaign stop in nearby Gary.

Mrs. Obama plans to outline her husband’s platform for president, and take questions from supporters.

In a stop earlier this week in far southern Indiana, Mrs. Obama fought back against criticism from New York Senator Hillary Clinton that her husband is an elitist. Both candidates have been touring all over Indiana in hopes of drawing the most support for the May 6 primary.

While Clinton has enjoyed widespread support among Northwest Indiana mayors, Michigan City Mayor Chuck Oberlie endorsed Barack Obama this week, joining Gary Mayor Rudy Clay in backing the senator from Illinois.

Clinton, meanwhile is set to release a new TV ad drawing attention to more than 200 jobs lost when a high-tech defense contractor in Valparaiso closed two years ago and the jobs moved to China.

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