First Lady arrives in Charlotte to make final pitch to Tar Heel voters

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - First Lady Michelle Obama made a last minute stop in Charlotte Monday afternoon. It was Mrs. Obama's first visit to Charlotte since the Democratic National Convention in early September.

At an airport hangar at Charlotte Douglas International, she told a crowd of roughly two thousand supporters that her husband is the best candidate to help the middle class.

"Even if you start out with much and if you work hard, and do waht you're supposed to do, you should be able to build a decent life for yourself and even a better life for your kids or your grandkids"she said.

Before the First Lady arrived those on hand heard from pop singer Mariah Carey who voiced her support for the president.

Mrs. Obama also cited her husband's accomplishments for the last four years.

"In addition that Barack has done for our economy, our health care, our education, I want you to remind them this is the president that ended the war in Iraq," she said."

The First Lady also said that her husband was strong on defense.

"This is the president who worked with us to take out Osama Bin Laden. Barack is the candidate that's been fighting everyday to make sure our veterans and our veterans and military families get the benefits they have earned,"she said." They tell about all of the young immigrants in this country who no longer have to live in fear of being deported from the only country they have ever called home."

A new poll out Monday morning shows the President and Mitt Romney in a dead heat in North Carolina. Public Policy Polling finds the candidates are tied at 49 percent among likely voters.

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