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Oct 15, 2010 8:13 AM by Associated Press

Michelle Obama tries to revive Democrats' spirits

First lady Michelle Obama is trying to fire up downtrodden Democrats fearing big midterm losses by trying to recapture their excitement from two years ago.

In her second day of a midterm campaign swing Thursday, the first lady stopped in suburban Denver to stump for Democratic Sen. Michael Bennet, who is facing a tough re-election fight. She urged Democrats not to give up despite polls indicating widespread Democratic defeats next month.

Mrs. Obama talked about party enthusiasm around the 2008 Democratic National convention in Denver, which continued through that election and to President Barack Obama's nomination.

Bennet campaign staffers say the first lady's visit set a single-event record for the senator with $270,000 raised.

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