It's been a rough campaign for Rep. Bruce Braley (D), who is running for the U.S. Senate in Iowa. It got a bit worse Friday when first lady Michelle Obama campaigned for him.
First, she called him "Bruce Bailey." (Bill Clinton also recently made the same mistake.) Then she said he was a Marine Corps veteran. (He's not.)
The Des Moines Register posted video of the event:
More than a few people on Twitter noticed:
First Lady calls him"Bruce Bailey" at least three times
— William Petroski (@WilliamPetroski) October 10, 2014
First Lady finally says Braley correctly after saying "Bailey"4 or 5 times — William Petroski (@WilliamPetroski) October 10, 2014
— Dana Bash (@DanaBashCNN) October 10, 2014
— Annah Backstrom (@AnnahBackstrom) October 10, 2014
This is going well RT @Bencjacobs: And in her speech in Iowa, Michelle Obama just claimed Bruce Braley was a Marine Corps veteran
— Kasie Hunt (@kasie) October 10, 2014
Michelle Obama's claim that Braley was a Marine Corps veteran happened after she mentioned his mother. His father was in the Marines. — Ben Jacobs (@Bencjacobs) October 10, 2014
Somebody quickly pounced the Braley/Bailey flub. The Web site votebrucebailey.com redirects to the campaign Web site of Republican nominee Joni Ernst.
Updated at 6:03 p.m.