Local Politics

Cary woman to attend Obama speech

Posted November 3, 2008

— After a day of campaigning, Democrat Barack Obama will hold an Election night rally at Grant Park in Chicago and a Cary woman will be in the front row, organizers said.

Sarah Reese, of Cary, will attend the speech. Reese recently donated money to the Obama campaign and won a contest to sit in the front row at the speech.

About 70,000 people are expected to attend the event and more than a million were anticipated to be outside of the park’s gates.

Kameron Leigh Mathews, a 2000 graduate of Duke University, will be among the crowd at the speech. She is a doctor in Chicago and volunteers with the Obama campaign.

Both presidential nominees plan to continue campaigning into Election Day.

Obama plans to vote early with wife, Michelle, before the two make a campaign stop in Indiana. Vice presidential nominee Joe Biden is also planning campaign stops.

Republican nominee John McCain will finish his campaign Tuesday with a rally in Prescott, Ariz. – he has always ended his senatorial campaigns on the courthouse steps there – and then before returning home to Phoenix.


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  • lorivalentine1 Nov 4, 2008

    WHO really cars about this story??

  • carolinagirl965 Nov 4, 2008

    Unless I get an invitation, I don't care who gets to go. Besides if it was for Obama, I would sell to the highest bidder on EBAY. McCain/Palin 08 !!

  • Adelinthe Nov 4, 2008


    Figures someone from Cary would attend, because they're about the only ones in Raleigh who can always afford to contribute.

    God bless.

    Rev. RB

  • muttley - back by popular demand Nov 4, 2008

    I hope she enjoys Chairman Obama's speech. Perhaps Obama will send more incentive checks to all us comrads.

  • ifcdirector Nov 4, 2008

    She's a doctor? Sounds like an early case of Stockholm Syndrome to me.

  • jdman Nov 4, 2008


  • Drink yer Kool Aid Liberals Nov 4, 2008

    and ? this is not news

  • saltnsanddefenderofdamiddleclass Nov 4, 2008

    hate to tell you but the lies and hatred will only increase. if anyone disagrees with the obama agenda they will be a "racist" and if you want to see an example of how you'll be treated I'll defer to joe the plumber who ONLY ASKED A QUESTION. the only part of government that will be cut will be the military and if you are against that you will be a "warmonger." during the clinton years the SECRETARY OF STATE said it was unfair for us to be the lone superpower. guess what philosophy is coming back? the real hate though is heading towards you small business owners...they're coming for you. the real question is why should anyone's taxes go up? the budget is over a trillion dollars, how much more is needed? hey, if you want to give further tax cuts, fine but raising tax rates is absurd. If you were really after rich people you would have a wealth tax...watch the rich libs in congress run away from that one!

  • m123 Nov 4, 2008

    If the Cary woman had won a contest to attend the McCain event tonight then it would have been NEWS for all of the republicans that have made negative comments here today. Sounds like sour grapes to me.

  • batcave Nov 4, 2008

    No story about locals going to the Mccain speech? I think I see what's going on here. hmmmmmmm