WASHINGTON (AP) — For the first time since the presidential campaign, first lady Michelle Obama is hitting the campaign trail.
She heads off today for a fundraiser in Milwaukee for Democratic Sen. Russ Feingold, who's in a tough re-election battle for a fourth term. It's part of the effort to support a group of candidates that President Barack Obama needs to keep advancing his agenda through Congress during the next two years.
So far, Mrs. Obama is scheduled for 10 fundraisers in seven states over 12 days — from Oct. 13-27. From Milwaukee, she heads to Chicago, Denver, Ohio, Washington state, California and Connecticut. She says she's "fired up and ready to go."
Michelle Obama is one of the most popular figures in the administration, with a recent approval rating of 68 percent.