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Michelle Obama back home to raise money, rally troops for Quinn
Michelle Obama back home to raise money, rally troops for Quinn

The battle for women voters in the Illinois governor race reached a new level Tuesday, as First Lady Michelle Obama led a Democratic rally for Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican challenger Bruce Rauner blamed the governor for the deaths of child-abuse victims whose families previously had contact with the state’s child-welfare agency. Quinn has been trying to shore up his base of support in the city’s African-American community while also attempting to make gains among women voters ahead of the Nov. 4 election. The governor is betting on the Obamas' continued popularity in Chicago, even as Democrats across the country continue to shy away from the president and his low approval...

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