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June 13, 2014 at 12:47 pm

Newsmax Quotes Jellison on Michelle Obama’s Second-Term Role

Dr. Katherine Jellison, Professor and Chair of History at Ohio University, was quoted by Newsmax in a May 24 story on “Michelle Obama Tackling Politics in Husband’s Second Term.”

Dr. Katherin Jellison

Dr. Katherin Jellison

Now that her husband is in his second term of office, first lady Michelle Obama is spreading her wings into policy fights and more and is no longer keeping clear of politics.

Obama won’t head to the hill and meet with lawmakers herself, a senior administration official told The Hill, but she will continue her crusade taking the messages on healthy eating to parents and children. On Tuesday, she has planned a meeting with school leaders and nutrition experts, and will stress “the importance of students, parents, school officials, community leaders, and health advocates” to help protect the program.

In addition, she remains popular, even though her husband’s poll numbers are dropping, so she’ll be working to help Democrats with their mid-term election bids, and is expected to campaign as much as she did in 2010.

“She’s popular because she plays to several different constituencies,” said Ohio University professor Katherine Jellison.

Read the entire story at Newsmax.

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