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Tickets to see Michelle Obama available Wednesday
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BY CHELYEN DAVIS
If you want to hear Michelle Obama campaign for her husband in Fredericksburg on Friday, think about getting tickets now.
The first lady will speak at 6 p.m. at the Goolrick Hall gymnasium at the University of Mary Washington.
It’s free and open to the public, but tickets are required, and they’re available starting Wednesday at 11 a.m.
Tickets—which are first-come, first-served—can be picked up at the Fredericksburg office of Organizing for America at 1281 Central Park Blvd., or at the Culpeper Democratic headquarters at 102 North Main St. in Culpeper.
Doors for the event open to the public at 2:30 p.m. Friday.
According to a press release from the Obama campaign, the first lady “will speak about what’s at stake in this election for Virginians, encourage supporters to register to vote and volunteer for the campaign, and thank volunteers for their hard work to help re-elect President Obama in November.”
Her visit to Virginia comes days after President Obama made a two-day campaign trip through Virginia. The Old Dominion is considered a key swing state this year, with Obama running just slightly ahead of Republican rival Mitt Romney in most polls.
Both campaigns are running frequent TV ads in the state and both candidates have made multiple visits here.
Obama held a rally at UMW in the 2008 campaign.
Michelle Obama last visited the area in 2009, for a clinic opening in Caroline County.
Chelyen Davis: 540/368-5028