FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (WUSA) -- The First Lady campaigned for her husband in the Commonwealth Thursday afternoon. She spoke in Richmond and then at Mary Washington University.
She began her speech touching on the tragedy in Libya and the lives lost, including the U.S. Ambassador to Libya earlier this week.
The crowds started gathering very early in the day. Volunteers and many Mary Washington University students came to hear the First Lady.
Students who attended, like many voters have finances on their mind and wonder how they'll pay for college and student loans.
Michelle Obama reminded folks there are only 54 more days until the election. She rallied to get out the vote. She touched on her husband's record and that they're not done yet on fixing the economy.
A huge applause came when she talked about women's right to chose, same sex marriage and immigration.
But before getting down to business she talked about Libya.
"I want to take a moment to say how heartbroken Barack and I are about the horrific tragedy that happened earlier this week in Libya.
And it's just important to say that our hearts and our prayers are with the families of those who gave their lives serving our country."
The Commonwealth plays such an important part in the election.
With less than 2 months to go, we'll be seeing many more events like this from both parties in the coming days.