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Michelle Obama rallies Georgia Democrats to ‘take charge of your power’

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Michelle Obama rallies Georgia Democrats to ‘take charge of your power’

By Marquise Francis·National Reporter & Producer via

Former first lady Michelle Obama closed out a star-studded “Celebrate Georgia!” drive-in concert event on Sunday by delivering an impassioned plea by video to help Democrats retake control of the U.S. Senate by winning two runoff elections on Jan. 5.

“There are a lot of people counting on you to sit this election out,” Obama said as more than 150 cars honked their horns as she lit up five large screens in the parking lot of the Cellairis Amphitheatre. “But if you take charge of your power, you and the folks in your community can determine the direction of this state and this country.”

“Thousands of people from Savannah to Augusta to Atlanta have already voted,” she…

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