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First ladies with the campaign touch: Michelle Obama is just one

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(Read caption) First Lady Michelle Obama speaks at a Democratic National Committee fundraiser on Oct. 18, in New York.

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Michelle Obama has hit the campaign trail. She’s already made stops to rally the Democratic faithful in the Midwest (Wisconsin, Illinois), the West (Colorado, Washington, California), and a state that likes to think it is part of New England (Connecticut).

Her swing makes sense for the party. They’ve sent her to states that aren’t deep red. Plus, she’s popular: Her favorability ratings are 20 points higher than her husband’s.

That got us thinking: Which other first ladies have been good political spokeswomen?

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Yes, please hold your e-mails, we know all about Eleanor Roosevelt. We’re looking into less obvious examples, such as:


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