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Obama campaign releases details of Fayetteville rally

Posted October 16, 2008

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— The Obama campaign released details Thursday about a rally in Fayetteville on Sunday, a day after the top candidate on the Republican ticket will appear in North Carolina.

Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama will speak at the "We Need a Change Rally" at the Crown Coliseum, 1960 Coliseum Drive. Doors open at 11 a.m., and the program begins at 1:30 p.m.

The event is free and open to the public. Attendees were urged to RSVP at the Obama campaign's N.C. Web site.

Republican presidential nominee John McCain plans to speak a day earlier at the Cabarrus Arena & Events Center in Concord. Doors open at 8 a.m. for the 10 a.m. event, and tickets are available through McCain campaign offices on a first-come, first-served basis.

Recent polls have shown McCain and Obama in a dead heat in North Carolina, a state that has not voted for a Democratic candidate in a presidential election in 32 years.

The state's battleground status has brought both campaigns in for rallies in recent weeks, with Obama and his running mate, U.S. Sen. Joe Biden, starting the parade last month. Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin visited Greenville on Oct. 7, and McCain made his first public appearance in the state when he spoke at a Wilmington rally Monday. Palin headlined a rally at Elon University on Thursday.

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  • Commentor5 Oct 17, 2008

    What?????? Obama and Hank Williams Jr in the same arena? This I gotta see....

  • ekr Oct 17, 2008

    I would not waste my time to see him.

  • sasha910 Oct 17, 2008

    Can't wait!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Obama/Biden 08

  • aquamama Oct 17, 2008

    Ha! My previous comment was blocked or flagged or whatever. That's funny, because if you knew what I said and you're from Fayetteville (like I am, sort of), you'd agree. I'll put it another way: there are a lot of families in Fayetteville (and everywhere else) which cannot contribute to political campaigns due to financial reasons. And no, this isn't a campaign fundraiser anyway. I hope people go and listen and thoughtfully process what Obama has to say.

    Obama '08!

  • ignc73 Oct 17, 2008

    I would love to go, but I'm fairly terrified of the extremely violent and criminal population that makes up our military.

  • FairPlay Oct 17, 2008

    Where does it say it is a fundraiser? It is just a speech. He is not asking for donations.

  • FairPlay Oct 17, 2008

    Computer trainer.... the article says admission is free and open to the public. That means soldiers too.That is probably why he is in Fayetteville or he would have picked somewhere else.Of course our good soldiers like the GOP because they do improve the military just as teachers vote for Democrats because they tend to support teacher pay raises. To each group his own.
    Undecided.. but leaning Obama/Biden due to Palin.

  • computer trainer Oct 17, 2008

    Will he speak to any of the military while he is there? Probably not, just like when he went overseas. The lowly military do not have $$ to give him for his campaign.

    I could not believe his "when Clinton left the White House, we had an excess in the budget", statement on the debate. Of course we did. Clinton practically destroyed our military through cuts and lack of needed equipment. Clinton was a draft dodger and had not respect for the military. Obama seems to be following in his footsteps.

  • IndependentNOTconservative Oct 17, 2008

    Whoopeeee!

  • prayin4tr Oct 17, 2008

    I wish I could be there. Obama 08.

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