A Thursday report in Reuters speculates that Michelle Obama would be the only candidate with a large enough profile to unseat the Republican senator currently holding the office.
The First Lady's willingness to debate and engage Republicans during a recent trip to China about the issues surrounding her school lunch program, continued fundraising and her stance on the kidnapped Nigerian school girls all point to signs that she has her own personal political aspirations.l.
Obama has been mentioned as a potential senatorial candidate before but speculation always much further out that the rapidly approaching 2016 election. Officially on the record the First Lady herself has never publicly indicated any interest in seeking political office.
Reuters points out that a young senator named Barack Obama decided to run for president in 2008 when many thought he should wait his turn, politics are often about timing.
She would quickly become the most recognizable face in the Senate. Her fame and fundraising ability would command deference in a body that normally operates on seniority. Whether the recent elevation of her profile suggests a plan to run is unclear, but she will be well positioned should she jump in. -- Reuters
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