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Barack Obama to Appear at Rally This Saturday Night

72 hours before Senator Barack Obama asks his fellow Americans to elect him as their next leader, the Senator will appear in Springfield. KSMU's Nathan McVay has the details on the upcoming visit.

Southwest Missouri is proving to be a crucial battleground in Tuesday's upcoming presidential election. With close poll numbers, Obama has chosen to hold a rally at Parkview High School's JFK Stadium.

Gates will open at 6 p.m. and Obama is expected to address those attending around 9 p.m.

Jean Weinberg is the spokesperson for the Obama Campaign in Springfield. She says the event is open to everyone.

"It's free and open to the public. No tickets are required but we do encourage members of the public to RSVP at"

Weinberg says Obama plans to address the issues that are affecting Missouri families including health care, education and job security.

Weinberg says she is thrilled that Obama choose to visit Springfield once more after he visited Glendale High School in July.

"I think with it being just a couple days before the election. I think we are going to see a lot of folks who are energized and really excited about the campaign and are really wanting to hear from Obama himself about why he is asking for their vote.

Weinberg says that for security reasons, she recommends not bringing signs, banners, bags or chairs.

Missouri voters have sided with the winning candidate in every presidential election except one in the past one hundred years. For KSMU News, I'm Nathan McVay.


  • RSVP for Saturday Rally