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No Tickets Left for Obama Event in Charlotte

Posted March 16, 2008
Updated March 17, 2008

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— U.S. Sen. Barack Obama will rally supporters in Charlotte Wednesday afternoon, his campaign announced Monday.

All tickets to the event at the Grady Cole Center had been distributed by Monday afternoon through Obama's Web site.

The Illinois senator will also bring his Democratic presidential campaign to Fayetteville the same day. Details about that appearance have not yet been released.

U.S. Sen. Hillary Clinton's press office said the New York senator also plans to campaign in North Carolina, but no date has been set.

Obama and Clinton have also been invited to hold a nationally televised debate in the state next month.

Debate host CBS News said Obama has accepted. The network was awaiting word on whether Clinton would participate.

"CBS Evening News" anchor Katie Couric and political correspondent and "Face the Nation" host Bob Schieffer will moderate the April 19 debate if she agrees. Its location has yet to be determined.

The fight for delegates between Obama and Clinton has made state's primary a crucial stop in the 2008 presidential campaign. North Carolina and Indiana have primaries on May 6, two weeks after Pennsylvania.

Typically, by the time the state's primary rolls around, the front-runners are a foregone conclusion.

This year, though, the tight race between Clinton and Obama for the Democratic nomination could keep either from holding a majority of delegates before the North Carolina primary.

If so, the state's 134 Democratic delegates could make a difference for the first time since 1988, when North Carolina participated in the first  "Super Tuesday."

Stay with WRAL and for more on Obama's visit as details become available.


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  • Adelinthe Mar 18, 2008

    Do any of you know how many are voting for him simply because of his race and not because of his issues??? Or worse still, voting for Hillary simply because she's a woman???

    That's where ignorance lies - not in the race issue itself, but voting for someone simply because of their race or gender.

    Heck! If we followed that principle and everyone in the US showed up to vote, Larry the Cableguy would win because he'd win the Redneck vote, and they're in the majority in the US.

    Get a grip ya'all. Take away the portraits of the candidates - then STUDY the issues and decide on who to vote for. Otherwise you're just like blind little lambs being led to slaughter.

    God bless.

    Rev. RB

  • doodad Mar 18, 2008

    ANYONE who thinks Rev. Wright is telling the truth is obviously misled and uneductated. Go ahead, continue to rely on people like Wright to tell you what to think and do.

    An intelligent person seeks the truth for themselves.

  • dogsrule12cheek Mar 18, 2008

    I would no go if they came and picked me up.

    Go McCanin!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • duster 340 Mar 18, 2008

    cmy240 - Rev. Wright dammed the USA. Is that ok with you???

    If he doesn't like it, he can leave it.

    I buy his ticket !!

  • duster 340 Mar 18, 2008

    He may be like the 88 Duke professors they see only one race !

  • Adelinthe Mar 18, 2008

    cmy240 - Rev. Wright dammed the USA. Is that ok with you???

    If he doesn't like it, he can leave it.

    God bless.

    Rev. RB

  • changein2016please! Mar 17, 2008

    locknlady, get your facts right. He has only sponsored 129 bills

  • cmy240 Mar 17, 2008

    Why do whites get so mad when someone tells the truth Rev wright was only telling the truth and whites get mad but when so call white christian went to church and hated and treated blacks likes bad where were all the talk then so get a grip Rev wright only tells it like it really is if you mad so be it

  • ladyblue Mar 17, 2008

    I wouldn't buy a ticket to see any one campaigning especially him or Hillary. You'd have to pay me.

  • leelou3 Mar 17, 2008

    Go Obama. NC is yours!!!!