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First lady will set the tone for convention with Tuesday night speech

Michelle Obama’s convention task: Reach out to women without seeming too … Washington Post Michelle Obama comes to the 2012 Democratic National Convention with a delicate task: helping her husband’s campaign reach out to women, who are a vital part of his coalition, without veering too far into an increasingly polarized battle over women’s …

Wives of presidential contenders play role of humanizer Washington Post With that, she set the precedent for what has followed — highly scripted, targeted speeches designed to showcase a softer side of the potential president and appeal to the niche group that isn’t really a niche group: women.

Michelle Obama to Make Case Husband Deserves a Second Term Businessweek In the days after her speech, she’ll appear before the Hispanic caucus, the women’s caucus and a gathering to honor gay and lesbian elected officials. She’ll also work on a service project for military families.

First lady will set the tone for convention with Tuesday night speech CNN The women’s vote is especially key in this election, as Democrats work to paint Mitt Romney and the Republican Party as out of touch with female voters

Fight for female voters to continue at DNC News & Observer CHARLOTTE, N.C. — “I love women!” Ann Romney gushed last week at a Republican convention dedicated at times to winning over female voters – a group that has long preferred Democrats. Even the GOP men reached out, spending some of their speaking …

Villaraigosa Touts Diversity as Half Democratic Delegates Women Businessweek Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa says the difference between President Barack Obama and Republican nominee Mitt Romney is a choice between a candidate who wants “to build the economy from the middle up” and another who wants to build it from “the top down.”

Black Southern women urged to play election role Shreveport Times According to the Pew Research Center, most of the increase in black voter participation in 2008 was due to women and young voters. Voter turnout among eligible black women voters increased 5.1 percentage points, from 63.7 percent in 2004 to 68.8

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