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September 24, 2012 at 10:02 AM

First lady to visit Seattle for fundraiser on Oct. 2

Michelle Obama will speak at a Seattle fundraiser for her husband’s re-election campaign next month, according to a Democratic Party source.

The event is scheduled for Oct. 2 at the Seattle Westin Hotel. Tickets range from $500 to $10,000. A photo with the first lady will cost $5,000.

It will be her second visit to the state as first lady. In October 2010, she and the vice president’s wife, Jill Biden came to town to campaign for Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., who was then facing a challenge from Republican Dino Rossi. That visit included a public speech before 1,400 at the Bellevue Hyatt and a private fundraiser at the┬áMedina mansion of Costco co-founder Jeff Brotman.

Michelle Obama also came to town in 2008 to raise money for her husband and for Gov. Chris Gregoire.

It’s not clear if the first lady will hold any public events this time around.

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