First Lady Calls Congressman by Wrong Last Name During Voting Rally

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DES MOINES, Iowa - Friday's visit to Drake University was First Lady Michelle Obama's first visit to the state since 2012.

Mrs. Obama stood behind Democratic Congressman Bruce Braley at the Iowa Votes Rally, encouraging supporters to vote and vote early during the close race midterm U.S Senate election. Polls show the race between Braley and Republican State Senator, Joni Ernst.

"I'm proud to be here for Bruce and if you want a leader who shares your values and stands up for your families out in Washington, then you need to elect Bruce Bailey (Braley) you got do it. We need you to do it."

During the First Lady's 15 minute speech she referred to the congressman by the last name Bailey seven times before someone in the crowd corrected her.

Despite the mistake, she supported Congressman Braley's efforts to work for college students.

The First Lady didn't entirely steal the show, the crowd cheered on Congressman Braley as he said he would work to increase the minimum wage to $10.10 for nearly 3,000 Iowans and fight for women's health to make sure insurance companies cover the cost of birth control.


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