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First lady to Dems: Don't stay home from polls

WASHINGTON (AP) - Michelle Obama has a message for Democrats as the midterm elections grow near: Don't stay home.

The first lady delivered a political pep talk to Obama supporters around the country on Wednesday via conference call, telling them that "the worst possible thing to do" would be to get discouraged and not vote this November.

The first lady acknowledged to Organizing for America volunteers that people are frustrated with the pace of change and that many are still hurting economically.

But she added that the country is "just beginning to see the results of our work, so don't stay home. Don't let frustration keep you from voting."

Mrs. Obama herself will be out on the campaign trail next week.

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