Build For Barack, Barbour and Graham in Virginia
In one of the more unique campaign/media events, the Barack Obama campaign is welcoming volunteers and members of the press to get a “behind the scenes” look at the building of the rally stage for Obama’s event at the Richmond Coliseum on Wednesday. Campaign organizers tout the event as a “chance for members of the media to catch a behind-the-scenes glimpse of everything that goes into making a presidential campaign event.”
In other news, Obama’s team announced that he will also appear in Leesburg after his trip to Richmond. You may have heard that the Democratic nominee for president will leave the campaign trail later in the week to visit his ill grandmother. That will not impact his visit to Richmond.
On the Republican side, Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, one of Sen. John McCain’s closest friends and supporters is making a swing through Virginia today. He is traveling with Sen. John Warner through Harrisonburg and Lynchburg today. This trip coincides a swing through coal-mining country by Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour and the Kilgore brothers. They are visiting Norton and Richlands, VA.
The details of the Obama visit to Leesburg are after the jump.
Oct. 21, 2008
Barack Obama to Hold “Change We Need” Rally in Leesburg Wednesday
RICHMOND, Va. – U.S. Sen. Barack Obama will hold a “Change We Need” rally Wednesday at Ida Lee Park. The stop is part of Obama’s eighth trip to the Commonwealth since the end of the primary campaign. Earlier in the day, he will visit Richmond.
In Leesburg, he will lay out his plans to jump start the economy, provide affordable health care to Virginians and bring a responsible end to the Iraq war and contrast his vision for America with John McCain’s plans for four more years of the same failed policies of the last eight.
This event is free and open to the public, though, an RSVP is strongly encouraged. To RSVP, please visit http://www.VA.barackobama.com.
Details of the event below:
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 22
CHANGE WE NEED RALLY WITH BARACK OBAMA
Ida Lee Park
50 Ida Lee Drive, NW
Leesburg, VA 20176
Gates Open/Media Access: 3:00 PM
Program Begins: 5:30 PM