ST. AUGUSTINE Fla.-- The First Lady and the First Lady hopefully are oh so different; a Democrat and a Republican, a mother of two and a grandmother of 19. But both leading ladies have got their husband's back one female voter at a time.
"I have a message for all those women out there help is on the way," said Ann Romney at a St. Augustine Rally for her husband.
"He's thinking about the pride that comes from a hard day's work," said Michelle Obama at the DNC. "That's why he signed the lilly Ledbetter fair pay act to help women get equal pay for equal work."
They're focusing on issues that matter to moms. The First Lady has developed a platform for healthy eating and fitness for kids. Mrs. Romney is a breast cancer awareness advocate.
The candidate who takes the sunshine state could take all, and for Ann Romney and Michelle Obama. It's a race to get in touch with Florida's feminine side; something they know a lot more about then their husbands, and something that's become the center of both of their campaigns.
Christine Bailey of St. Augustine says she's glad Ann Romney spoke to women Thursday at World Golf Village. "She knows what it is to be a mother and for your children for a future," she said. "She'll stand up for us and our kids and knows how important it is,"
After months of Obama leading the ladies' vote, a new AP poll now shows Romney closing that gap, with a lot of help from the Mrs..