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Michelle Obama plans rally in Orlando on Monday with pop star Ricky Martin



We knew First Lady Michelle Obama was headed to Central Florida on Monday, but now we know she's visting Southport Park in Orlando that afternoon.

She'll be joined by Puerto Rican music star Ricky Martin as she rallies supporters to help get out the vote Tuesday. Only hours before her, Mitt Romney will campaign in nearby Sanford.

Here's the official Obama campaign release:

CHICAGO, IL – On the eve of Election Day, First Lady Michelle Obama will travel to Florida, where she will speak to grassroots supporters in Orlando. The First Lady will remind Floridians about how far we have come over the last four years, and encourage supporters to vote and help get every last supporter to the polls on Election Day. Polls are open in Florida from 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM local time on Tuesday, and voters can find out where to vote and what to bring at

Grammy Award winning, multi-platinum artist and Obama-Biden supporter Ricky Martin will also speak at this event prior to the First Lady’s remarks.

The First Lady’s event is free and open to the public. Tickets are required due to limited space, and will be available to the public starting on a first-come, first-served basis online at the website listed below.


WHAT:          First Lady Michelle Obama Speaks to Grassroots Supporters in Orlando

WHEN:          Press/Public Access: 3:00 PM EST

WHERE:       Southport Park
                        3407 E. Landstreet Road

                        Orlando, FL 32827

Tickets are available online at http://OFA.BO/orlando.

[Last modified: Saturday, November 3, 2012 4:52pm]


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