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Get tickets to President Obama's rally in Tampa on Thursday



UPDATE: The rally will be Thursday morning in Ybor City.

The Obama campaign just announced that Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn, former Iowa Gov. Chet Culver and model Chanel Iman will help distribute tickets today for President Barack Obama's planned rally Thursday in Tampa. Here's the release:

Today, Monday, October 22, as part of the DNC “Gotta Vote” bus tour swing through Florida, Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn, Former Iowa Governor Chet Culver and Model Chanel Iman will join OFA-Florida to launch ticket distribution for President Obama’s grassroots event on Thursday in Tampa. Thursday’s event with the President is free and open to the public, but tickets are required for entrance. One ticket per person will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis beginning at 3pm EDT today.

Bus tour participants will encourage Tampa Bay residents to Vote Now! by heading across the street to the Hillsborough Supervisor of Elections. With Vote Now!, Floridians can vote at their county Supervisor of Elections office by asking for an absentee ballot – most will let them fill it out and return it on the spot. While this is a time-tested means of voting, this is the first big push by any statewide campaign to widely use this process. Vote Now! continues to build on the momentum of registering hundreds of thousands of Florida voters.

On Thursdsay – following the final presidential debate at Lynn University in Boca Raton – the President will speak about what’s at stake in this election for Floridians and ask them to help organize their communities between now and Election Day. This election is going to be close, and the stakes are higher than ever before, so it’s important for everyone to make their voice heard and join the millions of Floridians who are voting.

WHAT:          Ticket Distribution Launch for President Obama’s Grassroots Event in Tampa as part of DNC “Gotta Vote” Bus Tour

WHO:             Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn, Former Iowa Gov. Chet Culver, Model Chanel Iman

WHEN:          TODAY, October 22 at 3:00pm

WHERE:        Joe Chillura Courthouse Square, Corner of Kennedy Boulevard and Pierce Street, Tampa, FL

[Last modified: Monday, October 22, 2012 4:41pm]


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