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TOM ROEDER Updated: October 7, 2012 at 12:00 am

The Obama campaign on Sunday released details of Michelle Obama's planned Wednesday visit to Fountain.

The first lady is traveling through Colorado to bolster President Obama's re-election efforts in one of the most hotly contested states. Polls show Obama running neck-and-neck in Colorado with Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney.



She'll speak at Fountain's Dean Fleischauer Activity Center, 326 West Alabama Avenue, Wednesday afternoon. Gates open for the event at 9 a.m. and tickets, available from the campaign, are required.

the first lady has had a high profile in the Obama campaign, with the president taking time during remarks at the Democratic Convention and during the opening minutes of last week's presidential debate in Denver to laud his spouse.

"The first lady will speak about what’s at stake in this election for Coloradans and encourage them to help organize their communities between now and Election Day," the campaign said in a news release. "Mrs. Obama will also promote voting."

Tickets to see her speak at the Fountain rally are available on a first-come first serve basis at five locations in the Pikes Peak region

The tickets are being handed out starting at noon Sunday at these Obama campaign office locations: 24 E. Rio Grande and 7608 N. Union Boulevard, Unit E in Colorado Springs;  526 Front Street in Fairplay;  5520 S. US Highway 85-87, Suite 105 in Fountain and 1075 E. Hwy 24 in Woodland Park.

The campaign said any tickets still left will be handed out Monday.

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