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Michelle Obama Headlines Nashville Fundraiser

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP/NewsChannel 5) - First lady Michelle Obama headlined a fundraiser for her husband's re-election campaign in Nashville, saying Democrat Barack Obama "has brought us out of the dark and into the light."

Obama spoke for nearly a half-hour at the $500-per-ticket event, stressing her husband's accomplishments, ranging from the military strike that killed Osama bin Laden to the federal health care overhaul.

Michelle Obama said the health care plan requires coverage for mammograms and prenatal care at no extra cost and for children with pre-existing conditions like asthma and diabetes.

Obama closed by asking the crowd: "Are you in?"

She responded to her own question by saying: "Because I am so in. We have an amazing story to tell."

Approximately 450 people were on hand for the luncheon at the Pinnacle at Symphony Place.

Singer-songwriter Emmylou Harris performed.

All proceeds from the event will go to Obama Victory fund, a joint fundraising committee of Obama for America, the Democratic National Committee and several state Democratic parties.

(The Associated Press Contributed To This Report.)

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