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Clinton, Obama visiting Valley

Thursday, April 10, 2008

The 2008 Road to the White House is making yet another pit stop in the Wabash Valley this week.

Former President Bill Clinton and presidential hopeful Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) will both be making appearances near Clay County today.

Clinton was on the campus of Vincennes University Thursday evening, as well as making stops in Boonville and Jasper.

He also has a busy schedule Friday, with stops in Clinton and Greencastle.

Clinton is campaigning for his wife, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-NY) as part of her "Solutions for America" tour.

Sen. Clinton paid a visit to Terre Haute last month, stopping for a roundtable discussion with Wabash Valley residents at the Saratoga Restaurant.

Clinton will speak at South Vermillion High School Friday at 10:45 a.m. before making a stop at South Putnam Central Elementary School at 1 p.m.

All Clinton events Thursday and Friday were free and open to the public.

Obama has not visited the Wabash Valley yet, but speculation of a visit began earlier this week.

It was confirmed Wednesday afternoon that Obama would be speaking at Terre Haute North High School as part of his "Road to Change" tour of the state.

The town hall meeting is scheduled to begin at 8:15 p.m., Friday, and will take place in the Terre Haute North gymnasium.

Tickets for the event were open to the public Thursday morning. The event is free but seating is limited and tickets were required.

The doors to the gymnasium are set to open to the public at 6:15 p.m.

Earlier this year, Obama spoke at Plainfield High School.

Currently, Obama has a lead in the overall delegates, sitting with a 1,641-1,508 advantage over Sen. Clinton. Democratic candidates need 2,025 delegates to secure the presidential nomination.

In addition, Clinton currently has 256 estimated superdelegates to Obama's 225.

Indiana's primary is scheduled for Tuesday, May 6.

The Republican candidate is already secure as Sen. John McCain has already accepted the nomination.

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I love that Indiana is finally getting to be a part of politics. Even if you are not in favor of either of these candidates, it is still exciting to have this in our neck of the woods.

-- Posted by madmom61 on Thu, Apr 10, 2008, at 9:00 AM

It's funny to me, No one comes to Indiana unless they need something. not for Indiana but for themselves.. Don't you understand that? This is post to be a Christian nation but isn't he a muslim. Are they post to kill post to kill non muslims? think that is what their bible states. just an observation on my part. this is only my thinking and no one elses.

-- Posted by Sand mann on Fri, Apr 11, 2008, at 1:52 PM

Do your research........he is not a muslim. Coming to Indiana is part of the election process. Of course the politicians want something....it's call your vote. That's what it's all about. Thank goodness we have a voice in our government!

-- Posted by Bigpappy on Fri, Apr 11, 2008, at 8:54 PM

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