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Michelle Obama to attend Baltimore rally for Anthony Brown

Anthony Brown will get a late boost in run for governor from first lady Michelle Obama.

Michelle Obama will come to Baltimore Monday for an election eve rally for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Anthony G. Brown, the campaign said Thursday.

The first lady's appearance at the War Memorial Plaza on Monday is the latest evidence that national Democrats are pulling out all stops to keep the Maryland State House blue in the face of an aggressive challenge by Republican Larry Hogan in Tuesday's election.

Her visit would follow a scheduled rally for Brown with Hillary Clinton in College Park Thursday night. President Barack Obama held a rally for Brown in Upper Marlboro earlier this month, and former President Bill Clinton appeared at a fund-raiser for Brown in Potomac in late September.

“We'll finish strong in the city — Baltimore — that is the heart and soul of Maryland, and that's no accident,” said Brown campaign manager Justin Schall.

Schall said the host for the event, which will be held in the auditorium inside the plaza, will be U.S. Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, one of the first prominent Maryland Democrats to endorse the lieutenant governor. The event will seek to boost turnout in the city, one of the strongest Democratic strongholds in Maryland.

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