Obama to Visit St. Paul

With such a large portion of our readers being from Minnesota, I thought it would be pertinent to announce that Barack Obama will be at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul this Tuesday, June 3rd for his victory speech after the last of the Democratic primaries, Montana and South Dakota. The speech will most likely mark the beginning of the general election and will be symbolic because it will be in the same venue as the Republican National Convention which will be held from September 1-4th. Sen. Obama’s choice of Minnesota as the host for his victory speech shows just how important our 10 electoral votes will be as a swing state in the general election. Doors are at 7 with the Senator speaking around 9:30-10. The event will be free and seating is first come, first serve.

It starts here – [Pioneer Press]

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3 Responses

  1. I really don’t know if calling MN a swing state is entirely accurate. Last poll I saw Obama was up on McCain by 13 points, 51-38.

    I think the choice of the Xcel is more an eff-you because this is where McCain will accept the nomination.

  2. Well it’s one of the 15 or so states that both campaigns will be hitting pretty heavily. And plus, Obama is up 13 before the convention is in town, not that it will necessarily make a huge difference, but it is worth noting. Also, there is a possibility of Pawlenty being VP. There is a lot of time between now and Nov. 5th.

  3. mmhmm, i guess you’re right, but i’m not sure if you’ve seen some survey usa polling that’s recently been done, but pawlenty fares the worst out of any vp choice for McCain in 5 swing states (Penn, Ohio, Virginia, Iowa, and one more I can’t remember), so i don’t think Tpaw is gonna get the nod.

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