Obama Coming to Jackson, Columbus

Sen. Barack Obama, a Democratic candidate for president, will make campaign stops Monday in Columbus and Jackson, ahead of Mississippi’s Mar. 11 primary. His campaign said Obama last visited the state in June 2007.

Obama will hold a town hall meeting in Columbus Monday at Mississippi University for Women in Pohl/Stark Recreation Center. Doors open at 9:30 a.m.

The event is free and open to the public but tickets are required. Tickets may be picked up at:

Obama's Columbus headquarters, Court Square Towers, 200 6th Street S., Columbus, Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Mississippi University for Women, Stark Recreation Center atrium,
Students for Obama table, 5th Avenue & 11th Street S., Columbus, Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Sen. Obama will have a "Stand for Change" rally at Jackson State University in Jackson Monday at the Lee E. Williams Athletic Center. Doors open at 5 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Tickets are not required. Admission is on a first come, first served basis.

Obama has picked up the endorsement of the Mississippi Conference of Black Mayors and the Legislative Black Caucus, along with former Mississippi governor, Ray Mabus.

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  • by MaChandra on Mar 10, 2008 at 09:33 AM
    If there ever was a time when change was really needed, it's now. There's no time like the present. "Opportunites of a life time must be seized in the life time of the opportunity". Barack Obama is the candiate who has graced us with this opportunity of change, and if elected, I believe will bring this change forth.
  • by Charlette Location: Union on Mar 9, 2008 at 02:07 PM
    I will vote for Obama. Its time for a big Change.
  • by Concern Location: Kemper on Mar 9, 2008 at 10:13 AM
    I hope Democratic Obama wins because I love the way he speaks out about the high cost of insurance. I for one really need help. I work for the State and the cost of my Blue Cross Insurance is so high I cannot aford to cover my spouse because i cannot aford the pcice like almost a $1000.00 a month. Come on big people of Mississippi I do not own my county just work here.
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