Michelle Obama Asks for 'Biggest, Fattest' Checks from Donors

At a fundraiser in Chicago, First Lady Michelle Obama complained that there was too much money in politics before asking for the “biggest, fattest check” from each of her donors.

“So, yes, there’s too much money in politics. There’s special interests that have too much influence,” Obama said on Thursday night at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel. “But they had all that money and all of that influence back in 2008 and 2012 –- and we still won those elections.”

Michelle Obama urged voters to get involved in the mid-term elections, warning that Democrats were only six seats away from losing the Senate.

“We need to be engaged right from the beginning. And that’s where all of you come in, because there is something that all of you can do right now, today, to make a difference, and that is to write a big, fat check,” she said.

“I kid you not,” she continued. “I’m going to be honest with you, that’s what we need you to do right now. We need you to write the biggest, fattest check that you can possibly write.”


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