Michelle Obama spent the second day of her midterm campaign swing in suburban Denver. The first lady was here to stump for Democratic Sen. Michael Bennet, who is facing a tough re-election contest next month - but she spent most of her remarks talking about two years ago.
Obama reminded donors about the excitement they felt in 2008. Then she told the crowd, "This is the hard part."
Bennet urged Democrats to ignore gloomy predictions.
"This isn't about what's on TV. It's not about what the talking heads are saying," he said.
The first lady called the midterm elections "a chance to finish what we started."
"We've come much too far to turn back now," Michelle Obama said.
Obama's Colorado speech came after a stop in Chicago, where she cast an early ballot. Obama headed next to California, and she also has campaign stops planned in Connecticut and Washington state.
"Mrs. O" has been a powerful fundraiser for the Democrats as she returns to the campaign trail. She stopped in Milwaukee Wednesday for Wisconsin Sen. Russ Feingold, and her speech raised at least $250,000 for his campaign.
Bennet's campaign says the luncheon was at a private home in Englewood but hasn't said how much they hoped to raise.
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