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Michelle Obama campaigning for McAuliffe in Virginia

Published On: Jun 06 2013 03:21:58 AM CDT
Updated On: Jun 06 2013 04:41:42 PM CDT
McLEAN, Va. -

First lady Michelle Obama is set to campaign for Democrat Terry McAuliffe in his bid to become Virginia's next governor.     

Michelle Obama is scheduled to attend a Thursday afternoon fundraiser at the Sheraton in Tysons Corner. Tickets for the event range from $100 to $750.      

McAuliffe and Republican Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli are party nominees in Virginia's bellwether governor's election in November.     

The former Democratic National Committee chairman held nearly a 2-to-1 edge in campaign cash on hand at the end of May over Cuccinelli. Reports due Monday by statewide and legislative candidates showed McAuliffe with $5.4 million in the bank as of May 29 to Cuccinelli's $2.7 million.