Junction high site of Obama’s campaign event
President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign has Grand Junction in its sights, planning a stop Wednesday with an event at Grand Junction High School, campaign and Democratic Party officials announced Sunday.
Doors will open at the high school at 2:30 p.m. for people holding tickets. President Obama is scheduled to speak at 5:45 p.m., but the exact schedule for the day’s events has yet to be released.
Tickets are free and available to anyone, but tickets are required to get in to the event. According to preliminary information, one ticket per person will be issued on a first-come, first-served basis at Organizing For America offices in the area.
Tickets will be available starting at 9 a.m. today, at these locations:
■ Grand Junction: Organizing for America office, 2454 U.S. Highway 6&50, Suite 112;
■ Glenwood Springs: Organizing for America office, 912 Grand Ave.;
■ Montrose: Organizing for America and Montrose County Democratic Party office, 823 E. Main St.
The selection of Grand Junction High School represents a change, at least in venue, from recent local presidential political history.
Republican candidate Mitt Romney revved up his supporters at a July 10 event at Central High School. And President Obama also used Central as his backdrop in sponsoring a Town Hall meeting during the debate over health care in 2010.