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First Lady Michelle Obama will be in Louisville next month to support her husband’s re-election campaign.

The Obama campaign has scheduled a fundraiser for February 23 at the Kentucky Center for African American Heritage in west Louisville. It is expected to draw hundreds of President Obama’s supporters, who won Jefferson County in 2008 despite his overall unpopularity in the state.

The campaign is asking that supporters of the president buy either $100 tickets for general admission or $2,500 VIP tickets.

Last year, Mr. Obama tapped Louisville’s Matthew Barzun to oversee re-election fundraising. Barzun left his position as ambassador to Sweden to take the post.