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Michelle Obama Lectures Georgia Democrats: 'Step Up'

When not sitting behind closed door at a big dollar Democrat fundraiser, First Lady Michelle Obama told Georgia Democrats – and school children – it was time to “step up” during her recent visit to the state. It was unclear if perhaps she thought she was talking to her husband and was referring to the first tee.

Obama came to the rally at Martin Luther King Jr. Recreation Center armed with statistics on how close the election could be as legacy Democrats Michelle Nunn and Jason Carter seek to upend red-state Georgia.

If Democratic voter rolls and turnout increase just 3 percent — which amounts to 50 more voters at each precinct turning out than did in 2010 — Nunn and Carter can be elected, the first lady said.

“These races are going to be unbelievably tight. They could be won and lost by a few thousand, even a few hundred, votes. … That’s tight, too tight. But here’s the good news: We have all the votes we need right now to win these races, if we get folks registered and if we got them out to vote in November, it’s on us. It’s on us.”


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