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Obama, Chelsea to visit Beloit today

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Mike DuPre'
Stacy Vogel
February 18, 2008
— Democratic presidential campaigns were scheduled to again turn their attention to Rock County today on the eve of Wisconsin’s primary elections.

Sen. Barack Obama and Chelsea Clinton, daughter of presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, were both scheduled to visit Beloit College today.


Obama, who visited the General Motors plant in Janesville on Wednesday, was scheduled to stage a “Stand for Change” rally at 8 p.m. today in Flood Arena, 700 College St., on the Beloit College campus.


Obama will speak about his vision for bringing America together and bringing about the kind of change Americans can believe in, according to a campaign press release.


The event is free and open to the public.


Tickets are not required, but space is limited, so the Obama campaign recommends registering for an electronic RSVP.


You can register for an RSVP by logging onto wi.barackobama.com/Beloit.


But the campaign also advised that an RSVP does not guarantee entry because admission is first come, first served.


For security reasons, people attending the political rally should not bring bags, and signs and banners are not permitted, the campaign said in its press release.


Former—and possibly future—First Daughter Chelsea Clinton was scheduled to visit the Jeffris-Wood Campus Center in Pearsons Hall at 1:30 p.m. for an “Our Voice, Our Future” event, the Clinton campaign announced Sunday evening.


The event is free and open to the public, and no registration is required, a Wisconsin spokesman for the Clinton campaign said this morning.


The Clinton campaign was expecting a few hundred people to attend the event. Backpacks and campaign signs are allowed, the spokesman said.


“Only for Hillary’s events, where there is intense security, are there no bags and no signs,” he said.



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