Sunday, August 31, 2008

People Wait Hours for Tickets to Obama's Milwaukee (WI) Rally

Before 10 a.m., a line had begun to form outside Madison's Barack Obama for President campaign headquarters.

At noon, the campaign was going to begin distributing free tickets to a Labor Day rally featuring the newly nominated Democratic presidential candidate in Milwaukee at the Marcus Amphitheater.

Doors will open for the Monday rally, which requires tickets, at 3 p.m., and the program will begin at 6 p.m. The Marcus Amphitheater is on the Summerfest grounds.

The people in line on Sunday at the headquarters, 1709 Monroe St., were determined to get tickets, which were being distributed on a first-come, first-served basis beginning at noon.

Ana Wheelock said she and her daughter-in-law and 4-year-old granddaughter, Arkaya Graf, were all excited about going to see and hear the candidate.

"He provides a message of hope and change, and I really believe in the man's sincerity," Wheelock said. "I appreciate that he's not a mudslinger. I'm tired of that."......

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