Michelle Obama to fundraise for Mass. Senate candidate Ed Markey

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First Lady Michelle Obama is wading into the political fray. According to the Boston Globe, she will headline a big-ticket fundraiser for the Democrat running to replace John Kerry in the U.S. Senate.

According to the Globe:

Michelle Obama is scheduled to appear at a Boston fund-raiser for the Malden congressman later this month, an event that can collect up to $37,600 from an individual donor.

The First Lady, who is making her first fund-raising appearance since the November presidential election, will headline the party at the Taj Boston on May 29, according to a copy of the invitation that has been sent out to the party’s big donors.

“The White House has made it clear it will do anything the Markey campaign wants of it,’’ said one senior Democratic leader who is raising funds for the congres

Markey could get more help from the first family. President Obama is said to be prepared to make appearances for Markey if asked.

The special election between Markey and the Republican nominee, former Navy Seal and hedge fund manager Gabriel Gomez, is set for June 25th.

Read more at the Boston Globe.