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Clinton speaks at 5:30 today in St. Pete; no tickets required

Around an hour before the doors opened Friday for Bill Clinton’s 4:45 p.m. campaign appearance at the Coliseum in St. Petersburg, a line stretched for more than a block. The first person in line said they arrived at 6:30 a.m.

CHERIE DIEZ | Times

Around an hour before the doors opened Friday for Bill Clinton’s 4:45 p.m. campaign appearance at the Coliseum in St. Petersburg, a line stretched for more than a block. The first person in line said they arrived at 6:30 a.m.

President Bill Clinton will hold at rally at the Coliseum in St. Petersburg later this afternoon. The Barack Obama campaign said no tickets are required. The event is free and open to the public. Doors open at 4:45 p.m.

The visit is part of a whirlwind visit to the state by the former president on behalf of the Obama campaign. He's also scheduled to appear in Fort Myers, Palm Beach, Palm Bay and Tallahassee.

On Saturday, Clinton will campaign in Virginia in Chesapeake and Roanoke and then join President Obama and Dave Matthews for an evening grass-roots event in Bristow.

Clinton speaks at 5:30 today in St. Pete; no tickets required 11/02/12 [Last modified: Friday, November 2, 2012 4:19pm]

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