Politics & Government

In Miami, Mrs. Obama drums up support, cash

The candidate's wife wore white. Not a hint of camouflage.

Campaigning in a linen sheath one week after The New Yorker magazine caricatured her as a black militant, Michelle Obama addressed hundreds of donors in Miami Wednesday in her largest event in Florida so far. About 800 people contributed between $100 and $5,000 to her husband's presidential campaign.

''It means a great deal to me, to us, to have you among us,'' she told the crowd, acknowledging that some had supported ''the great Hillary Rodham Clinton'' in the Florida primary.

"The voices of women in this election are going to make a difference. They can't be underestimated.''

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