Michelle Obama bests Laura Bush for most media mentions

HighBeam Research examined the number of times each president’s spouse was mentioned in the media from Election Day of their husband’s first term until Oct. 20. 

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The first-lady showdown found that Michelle ObamaMichelle ObamaMichelle Obama surprises Chance the Rapper with BET Awards video Michelle Obama holds fitness 'bootcamps' for friends Obama marks Father’s Day: ‘I'm most proud to be Sasha and Malia's dad’ MORE was named a whopping 29,634 times in the three-year span, while Laura Bush accrued a mere 8,707 mentions.

Next up, ITK would like to see the same publicity tug-of-war between the first dogs. Our money’s on Bo over Barney.