POLITICS

Michelle Obama To Enter Campaign Fray

08/16/2010 09:14 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

First Lady Michelle Obama will soon take her first real plunge into partisan politics since her husband won the presidency 21 months ago, making select appearances for Democratic candidates hoping that her popularity will excite crowds and donors in a bleak election season.

Her campaign schedule won't be a heavy one, the White House said Monday. She makes public appearances about three days a week, and any campaigning she does for the midterms will be within that time frame, a White House official said in an interview.

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