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Michelle Obama to Chicago donors: ‘Write the biggest, fattest check . . . you can’

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US First Lady Michelle Obama speaks on Drink Up effort on July 22, 2014 in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, DC. The First Lady announced seven new partners for Drink Up. The "Drink Up" effort encourages people to drink more water. AFP PHOTO/Mandel NGANMANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images ORG XMIT: 502875651

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Updated: August 26, 2014 6:46AM

First lady Michelle Obama was especially frank Thursday evening when addressing a crowd of some 150 Chicago donors about the best way to influence politics: “Write the biggest, fattest check that you can possibly write.”

Here to raise money for the national Democratic Party, the first lady also put in a plug for local Democrat Gov. Pat Quinn, pledging to “do everything in our power to make sure he gets over the finish line. He is the guy for this state.”


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