Barack Obama travels to battleground states--with Springfield, Ill. the exception-- and then heads to Denver next week.
Eau Claire, Wisc.
Quad Cities, Iowa
Kansasi City, Mo.
S: OBAMA CAMPAIGN ANNOUNCES BATTLEGROUND STATE TOUR LEADING UP TO DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION
Obama to make stops in WI, IA, MO and MT after Springfield, IL Kickoff
Chicago, IL - Today, the Obama campaign announced that United States Senator Barack Obama will launch a battleground state tour leading up to the Democratic National Convention. Obama will kick off the tour on Saturday, August 23, 2008 with an event in Springfield, Illinois, the city where Obama officially announced his campaign for president on February 10, 2007.
The Obama campaign will also make stops next week in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, Quad Cities area, Iowa, Kansas City, Missouri and Billings, Montana before arriving in Denver. More details will be announced in the coming days.
On his swing through the Midwest and Mountain West, Senator Obama will continue to highlight his commitment to bringing change to Washington and offering relief to middle-class families who are increasingly burdened by the tightening economy and high gas prices.
Senator Obama's schedule for convention week is below. Additional details will be announced as soon as they become available.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 23, 2008
Campaign Event with Barack Obama
Old State Capitol
Gates open: 12:00 pm
This event is free and open to the public. RSVP is strongly encouraged, please visit www.barackobama.com/springfield
Public entrance is on Washington Street at 7th Street. Parking is limited and car-pooling is strongly encouraged.
Preset: 6:00 - 9:00 am (All equipment must be dropped at the site by 9:00 am. Media will not have access to the site between 9:00-11:00 am.)
Media access: 11:00 am
Throw: 50 feet
Cable run: 800 feet
Live truck parking: Space is limited, and truck parking is ONLY available to those whose requests are confirmed by the campaign.
Those trucks will be parked on a first come, first-served basis, ONLY between 7:00-8:00 pm Friday, August 22, and 6:00-9:00 am Saturday August 23. Trucks will not be admitted after 9:00 am on Saturday.
Wireless internet will not be available.
Media interested in ordering phone or internet lines from AT&T may contact Michael Szabo at email@example.com or 217-891-3549.
Media Coverage: The event is open press, however space is limited and credentials are required. Unfortunately, the deadline for credential requests has passed. Those who have made requests will be notified by 2:00 p.m. CDT on Thursday, August 21st.
Contact for media logistical and planning purposes only: Marik von Rennenkampff, firstname.lastname@example.org, 312-636-4195.
***For security reasons, do not bring bags. Please limit personal items. No signs or banners allowed.***
Sunday, August 24, 2008
Eau Claire, Wisconsin
Monday, August 25, 2008
Quad Cities area, Iowa
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Kansas City, Missouri
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Thursday, August 28, 2008