Michelle Obama Accused of Electioneering

Conservative watchdog group targets Michelle Obama over a visit to a Chicago polling place.

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You can't win for losing. Ask Michelle Obama, who is traveling down the campaign trail for the first time since 2008 -- that's how serious these midterm elections are, folks -- to help some Democratic candidates. A conservative watchdog group is now on her case for what it says is electioneering after she reportedly encouraged people to keep President Barack Obama's "agenda going" at a Chicago polling place Thursday. In Illinois, it's illegal to have a political discussion in a polling place or within 100 yards of one. And it's now official: Conservative watchdog groups really don't have anything better to do.

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Lauren is a former Deputy Editor of The Root.