DURANGO, Colo. — A full house is expected for Michelle Obama's campaign event today at Fort Lewis College.

Free tickets to the First Lady's speech at Whalen Gymnasium quickly ran out when they were distributed Sunday.

The Obama campaign is working to bounce back from a widely criticized debate performance by President Barack Obama last week. Colorado's nine electoral votes are highly coveted by both campaigns.

The First Lady's visit to Durango may be the closest either campaign comes to Farmington. In March, the president visited Carlsbad, and the First Lady went to Albuquerque in May.

In August, Republican candidate Mitt Romney campaigned in Hobbs.