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.