The First Lady was in Milwaukee, WI for a voter mobilization drive in support of Mary Burke, who is an American businesswoman, member of the Madison, Wisconsin school board, and a Democratic candidate for Governor of Wisconsin in the 2014. Michelle Obama had the crowd absolutely charged as she gave an amazing speech. Check out the full transcript below.
MRS. OBAMA: Wow! (Applause.) I’m so excited to be in Milwaukee today! (Applause.)
Let me start — let me begin —
AUDIENCE MEMBER: I love you, Michelle! (Applause.)
MRS. OBAMA: I love you. And I love our dear friend, the next governor of Wisconsin, Mary Burke. (Applause.) I love her. This is the first time I’ve met Mary, although she is all the buzz — she is. But let me tell you, from our interaction, I love her. (Applause.) She is smart. She’s in this for the right reasons. She cares about people. She doesn’t care about politics. She has been such a passionate champion for our kids and families here in Wisconsin.
Back when she was a top executive of a global company, she volunteered as a mentor for two little boys — I love this story — and that experience inspired her to pursue a career in public service — much like me and the President. (Applause.) She then went on to lead the Board of Directors of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Madison, raising millions of dollars to help thousands of underserved kids in the state.
She became Wisconsin’s Secretary of Commerce, supporting small businesses across the state. She founded, as she said, an education program to close the achievement gap -– a program that sent more than 90 percent of the young people on to higher education, many of them the first in their families to go to college. (Applause.)
So why wouldn’t I be here for Mary Burke? (Applause.) Why wouldn’t I come here for this amazing woman? Make no mistake about it: Mary knows how to create jobs, how to give our young people the skills they need to fill those jobs. And she knows that a strong middle class is the key to a strong economy here in Wisconsin. (Applause.)
And that’s where her heart is — Mary’s heart is with hardworking families and with kids who are hungry to fulfill their boundless potential. And as Governor, that’s who she’s going to be fighting for every single day. So I am proud, so honored to be here for Mary today. And I am so proud to support her as the next governor of the great state of Wisconsin. (Applause.)
Now, I also want to recognize your outstanding Congresswoman, Congresswoman Gwen Moore. (Applause.) There she is! And she’s got her cute little granddaughter here who eats here vegetables, which I love. (Laughter.) I’m glad they could both be here.
But most of all, I want to thank all of you — gosh, you guys are so fired up! I love it! (Applause.) And I know as I look over this room, I many old friends here today –- people who have been with us right from the very beginning. (Applause.) I love that you are here for Mary Burke — I love that! (Applause.) You were here back when we were out in Iowa and New Hampshire talking about hope and change and getting all fired up and ready to go. You remember that? (Applause.) And then you all were with us when Barack first took office. (Applause.) Yes, well he took office and took a good look at the mess he’d been handed, and wondered what on Earth he had gotten himself into.
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