White House Makes Another Braley Mistake [VIDEO]

Chuck Ross Investigative Reporter
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Less than two weeks after first lady Michelle Obama mispronounced Iowa U.S. Senate candidate Bruce Braley’s name seven times during a campaign stop, the Obama team did Braley a slight disservice once again on Tuesday.

Following a speech at a campaign event in Iowa City in support of the Democrat’s effort to defeat Republican Joni Ernst, Obama’s press office released a transcript titled “Remarks by the First Lady at a Grassroots Campaign Event with Democratic Candidate for Governor Bruce Braley,” WHO reports.

Jack Hatch, and not Braley, is Iowa’s Democratic nominee for governor. He is challenging Republican incumbent Terry Branstad.

Obama’s press office quickly issued a corrected document, but the minor embarrassment follows another one that occurred earlier this month in Des Moines.

There Michelle Obama called the Democrat “Bailey” a total of seven times before the audience corrected her. (RELATED: Michelle Obama Stumps For Candidate, Calls Him Wrong Name SEVEN Times)

Obama acknowledged the mistake at Tuesday’s event, but only admitted to misspeaking “a couple of times.”

“Now, let me say that one more time: Bruce Braley!” said Obama on Tuesday.

She explained her earlier error saying that she even gets the name of her kids and husband wrong.

“Talk to Malia and Sasha and I never call them the right names,” said Obama, referring to her daughters. “I call Barack Bo,” she said, referencing the president and the family dog.

Obama isn’t the only high-profile Democrat to mar Braley’s name. Former President Bill Clinton called him “Bailey” as well at a campaign event held last month.

Braley may need all the name recognition he can get. He currently trails Ernst, a state senator, by an average of two-and-a-half points, according to RealClearPolitics. The winner of the race will replace outgoing Democratic Sen. Tom Harkin.


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