The Democratic National Committee is feeding excited speculation that first lady Michelle Obama will follow Hillary Rodham Clinton from the East Wing to the Senate.

Following on the heels of her well-received Democratic convention speech, the DNC has just printed up Obama bumper stickers and is offering them to supporters of Clinton for a $10 donation.

It shows the first lady bathed in Obama blue beside her convention speech phrase, "When they go low, we go high."

Ever since that speech, dubbed "stunning" by the Los Angeles Times, speculation has been high in Illinois that the popular native daughter would run for the Senate or other office.

Many allies of the first lady dismiss the talk of her seeking political office, and instead suggests that it's more likely that long-time friend and adviser Valerie Jarrett will run in Illinois.

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