CHICAGO - At a Chicago fundraiser for the Democratic National Committee (DNC) Thursday night, First Lady Michelle Obama endorsed Pat Quinn for governor. She also blasted special interest groups that funnel money to Republicans.
“So, yeah, there’s too much money in politics. There’s special interests that have too much influence. But they had all that money and all that influence back in 2008 and 2012 and we still won those elections,” she said.
She then told the guests to "write the biggest, fattest check you can" to help Democrats in November.
The First Lady also listed the issues Democrats will be campaigning on over the next few months, including: minimum wage hike, global warming, employer-mandated birth control and Common Core curriculum.
“I want to be really clear with my friends: If you think folks who work 40 or 50 hours a week shouldn’t have to live in poverty in the wealthiest nation on earth, if you believe in science and you care about the planet that you’re leaving for your kids and grandkids, if you don’t want women’s bosses making decisions about their birth control, if you want your kids to have quality preschool and the college education they need to fulfill every last bit of their God-given potential, then you need to step up.
Former First Lady Hillary Clinton and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie are hitting town on Friday to raise money for Democrats and Republicans respectively.