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First Lady to be highlight of DNC Kickoff

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Democrats are gathering in North Carolina Tuesday morning to kickoff the Democratic National Convention. The highlight is expected to be Tuesday night's prime time speech by First Lady Michelle Obama.

The first day of the Democratic National Convention will spotlight First Lady Michelle Obama.

"I'll admit, I'm a little biased because I think our President is awesome," Mrs. Obama said at a campaign rally.

The Obama Campaign has long referred to Mrs. Obama as "The Closer." She ran through her convention speech Monday and must convince America her husband is taking the country in the right direction.

It's a similar opening night to last week's Republican Convention, when Ann Romney painted her husband as a likable guy.

"I can tell you that Mitt Romney was not handed success. He built it," Ann Romney said at the Republican National Convention.

When the gavel strikes on the Democratic Convention stage the president will be in midst of his "Road to Charlotte Campaign Tour" touring his efforts to bring the economy back.

"I stood with American workers. I stood with American manufacturing. I believed in you," the president said in Toledo, Ohio on Monday.

Other speakers tonight will do the same—including Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the key note speaker, San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro.

"The most challenging part of the speech is not even the words themselves, it's just having command of the actual arena," Castro said after touring the DNC stage. 

The 37-year-old is an up and comer within the Democratic Party and is taking the same prime-time slot that shot another young democrat into political stardom in 2004—State Senator Barack Obama.

Vice President Joe Biden arrives in Charlotte Tuesday. He will deliver his speech Thursday night, right before President Obama accepts the democratic nomination.

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