Final Debate of Decision 2008– Liveblog Details
So this is it, the last major event to take place in the race for president prior to the actual vote. John McCain and Barack Obama will face off in a forum at Hofstra University in New York. We are once again planning extensive coverage with instant local reaction. Our livebloggers will be stationed at debate watching parties in different parts of Richmond and you are welcome to join in the conversation. Our liveblog will start at 8:45pm and you can take part by logging on to www.decisionvirginia.com
In other news, both major party candidates for President are making plans to be in Virginia again in the next few days. John McCain will be in Prince William County on Saturday and Barack Obama will be in Roanoke on Friday. It will Senator McCain’s third trip to Virginia since capturing the Republican nomination and Senator Obama’s seventh. The details for both events are after the jump.
In addition to the trips by the candidates themselves, both campaigns are holding events today with surrogates in Richmond. The Democrats have brought Dr. Susan Rice and Rear Admiral Jamie Barnett to town to discuss foreign policy. Both are expected to be appointed to high level positions in an Obama administration.
On the other side, the Republicans answered with an event designed to encourage woman to vote for the McCain/Palin ticket. Former First Lady of Virginia Susan Allen was the speaker at a rally at the campaign’s Chesterfield Headquarters.
See the details of the McCain and Obama events after the jump:
Sen. Obama to Hold Change We Need Rally in Roanoke
Richmond, VA – On Friday, U.S. Senator Barack Obama will hold a “Change We Need Rally” in Roanoke, VA. The trip will mark Sen. Obama’s seventh trip to Virginia since the end of the primaries. At the rally Sen. Obama will be joined by U.S. Senator Jim Webb.
In Roanoke, Sen. Obama will discuss his plans to cut taxes for middle class families, create jobs and end tax breaks for corporations that ship jobs overseas and bring a responsible end to the Iraq war. The event is free and open to the public, but an RSVP is recommended by visiting www.va.barackobama.com.
Friday, October 17
CHANGE WE NEED RALLY WITH BARACK OBAMA
The Coliseum at Roanoke Civic Center
710 Williamson Road NE
Roanoke, VA 24016
Doors Open: 10:00 AM
Program Begins: 12:30 PM
Media Coverage: The event is open to the press. For credentials, please visit www.barackobama.com/mediarsvp.
The event is free and open to the public. Tickets are NOT required, but an RSVP is strongly encouraged. Members of the public are invited to RSVP at www.va.barackobama.com.
The event is first-come, first-served. Please arrive early. Parking is limited, so please carpool or use public transportation if possible.
***For security reasons do not bring bags or umbrellas. Please limit personal items. No signs or banners allowed.***
Members of the public seeking more information can contact the Roanoke Campaign for Change office at 540-985-3078.
JOHN MCCAIN TO HOLD CAMPAIGN RALLY IN PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY SATURDAY
For Immediate Release
Contact: Press Office
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
ARLINGTON, VA — McCain-Palin 2008 announced that John McCain will hold a campaign rally at the Prince William County Complex in the Sean Connaughton Plaza in Woodbridge on Saturday, October 18th.
Voters can obtain tickets by going to the McCain Virginia website at Virginia.JohnMcCain.com or by visiting one of the Virginia Victory offices listed below starting Wednesday, October 15 from 9:00 a.m. EDT to 9:00 p.m. EDT. Tickets will be available through Saturday until 11:00 a.m. EDT.
MCCAIN-PALIN PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY RALLY INFORMATION
WHO: John McCain
WHAT: McCain-Palin Campaign Rally
WHEN: Saturday, October 18, 2008
Gates open at 1:00 p.m. EDT
Program begins at 2:00 p.m. EDT
WHERE: Prince William County Complex
Sean Connaughton Plaza
1 County Complex Court
Woodbridge, VA 22192