The Calm Before the Political Storm
Today will be a relatively quiet day, before the Richmond area braces for a full on assault by both campaigns for President. Tomorrow, President Clinton comes to VCU for an event in support of Barack Obama and then Monday VP candidate Sarah Palin will headline a rally at RIR. In preparation for these events are a few developments worth noting.
Rep. Jan Schkowksy will be in Richmond all day tomorrow leading up to the Clinton appearance that night. The Illinois Congresswoman serves in the state’s congressional delegation with Barack Obama and will be meeting with supporters and will participate in a forum at Temple Beth-El in Richmond which I will be moderating. The McCain campaign will be represented at the same forum by local Delegate Dr. John O’Bannon. Here are the details of the event, if you are interested. Stop by and say hello. It will be a good chance to see what both campaigns have to say.
Temple Beth-El Sisterhood Forum
When: 2 p.m.
Location: Temple Beth-El, 3330 Grove Avenue, Richmond, VA
Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL)
Del. Dr. John O’Bannon (R-VA)
Gail Parker (Independent Greens for VA)
Moderated by Ryan Nobles, NBC12
Also breaking today is news that Sarah Palin’s visit to Richmond is going to have some pretty big country music star power attached to it. The campaign announced today that Hank Williams Jr. and John Rich will be performing at the event in Richmond on Monday. Williams Jr. is also going to be with McCain and Palin in Virginia Beach. Rich is one half of the massive duo Big and Rich which is best known for their hit Save A Horse (Ride a Cowboy). Jerry Kilgore, the McCain campaign’s Virginia Co-Chair told me last night that they have received over 20 thousand RSVPs already for the event. I can only imagine how this latest injection of star power could bring even more people in.