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Obama runup to Denver: Springfield then Wisconsin, Iowa, Missouri, Montana

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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.
Billings, Mont.

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

Springfield, IL

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 ms4375@att.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, marik@barackobama.com, 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

Billings, Montana

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Denver, Colorado

4 Comments

Did you know that Abraham Lincoln had almost the exact amount of experience that Obama has when he became President? About six years of combined political experience... and look how bad President Lincoln was. Stop being dorks, if you liked Clinton for her policies then Obama is your guy. If you liked Clinton for her personality then go watch some old you-tube videos of her. But for God's sake don't vote for McCain. Not just because of the Supreme Court, not just because of foreign policy, but if you have children or family that is of draft age, then realize that if a President McCain is in power and goes to fight Russia, while adding troops to Afghanistan and Iraq and gets in a mix-up with Iran (All within the realm of possibility) then he is open to drafting people into the military. I for one will not let my children be taken by some idiot who can't try to talk things out. He'd rather sing Bomb Bomb Bomb Bomb Bomb Iran and send them off to their deaths.

Perhaps you should do your homework. McCain has clearly stated several times that he views war as a last resort only.

Experience aside, Obama's policies leave a lot to be desired. His own economic advisors have stated that they have no plan for reducing the federal deficit because they are diverting all available financial resources to fund Obama's new programs.

Obama is the very definition of big government. Do you want control of your health care to be backlogged in a bureaucratic nightmare?

On a funnier note, the comedy website 236 has a great feature on the convention: http://www.236.com/news/2008/08/20/play_conventional_wisdomsign_u_8387.php. It's a cool game and you can also win $1K!

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