Michelle Obama and Hillary Clinton will join forces on the campaign for the first time this week. Obama, the wife of current president Barack Obama, has campaigned on behalf of Clinton in recent weeks to overcome a Donald Trump presidency.
The former and current First Ladies will campaign together in Winston-Salem, North Carolina on Thursday.
North Carolina voted for Barack Obama in 2008, but voted against him during his reelection in 2012.
Obama’s support has put the Clinton campaign in the spotlight in the state. Clinton will need a large turnout of Latino and African American voters in the state if she hopes to win. College-educated whites are also in favor of a Clinton presidency.
Clinton has campaigned feverishly in North Carolina. She attended church in Durham, North Carolina on Sunday and headlined a rally in Raleigh later in the day.
The candidate backed fellow Democrats, calling them the people she needs to get things done. She argued on behalf of Democratic candidates in the state, and focused on Roy Cooper and Deborah Ross.
She stated, “North Carolina deserves a governor who puts the people of this state first, not some kind of ideological agenda,” when discussing House Bill 2, the “bathroom bill” that has caused the state to lose business and hundreds of millions of dollars in the process.