La Salle University students line up to see Michelle Obama

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Philadelphia, PA - Hundreds of La Salle University students lined up outside Tom Gola Arena Wednesday morning to get seats to see First Lady Michelle Obama.

Like her husband two weeks ago, Mrs. Obama is in town to campaign for Hillary Clinton as the 2016 presidential election draws near.

La Salle freshman Catherine Bowen said she hopes to hear the First Lady address issues and policies related to sexism and racial tension in Philadelphia.

The doors to the event opened and 9:00 a.m., but some students were lined up since 1:00 a.m.

Tuesday, Vice President Joe Biden was in Philadelphia and spoke to students at Drexel University, also campaigning for Clinton. Biden spoke for roughly 30 minutes and also encouraged students to register to vote as part of a National Voter Registration Day.

Biden criticized Trump's debate performance against Hillary Clinton. The Vice President said, "He acknowledged he didn't pay taxes because he said it's because he's smart, makes him smart. Tell that to the janitor in here who's paying taxes. Tell him my dad busted his neck working 60 hours a week paid all his taxes. Tell that to mothers and fathers breaking their neck to send you."

Michelle Obama had another campaign stop at the University of Pittsburgh Wednesday afternoon.

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