Just under 24 hours after the visit by First Lady Michelle Obama was officially announced, WUFT chatted with John Reiskind, chair of the Alachua County Democratic Party, about the significance of Mrs. Obama’s visit to the community and what impacts it could have for the President’s campaign.
Alachua County Democratic Party preps for Obama visit
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