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Obama, Biden will hold town hall meeting Thursday in Tampa

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama will hold a town hall meeting Thursday afternoon at the University of Tampa.

Obama and Vice President Joe Biden will appear at Bob Martinez Sports Center beginning at 12:30 p.m., the White House announced Monday.

Free tickets will be available on a first-come, first-served basis on Wednesday from noon to 2 p.m. at Bob Martinez Sports Center.

Tickets are required for admission. The main gym at the center holds more than 3,400 people, according to the school.

The town hall meeting comes one day after the president gives his State of the Union address, one that will focus on jobs.

Some hope that will bring news that Florida will get funding for a high-speed rail line, connecting Orlando and Tampa. Florida has applied for $2.5 billion in funding but faces competition from other states.

"The families and businesses in Tampa will welcome a significant jobs announcement that will surely boost our state's economy," said Rep. Kathy Castor, D-Tampa, who has supported the rail effort.

Obama, Biden will hold town hall meeting Thursday in Tampa 01/25/10 [Last modified: Monday, January 25, 2010 6:17pm]

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