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Old June 12th, 2008, 09:36 PM   #14
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I just got this off of

"FLINT, Michigan -- U.S. Sen. Barack Obama is coming to town, fresh on the heels of wrapping up the Democratic presidential nomination.

State Rep. Brenda Clack, a top Obama supporter here, confirmed he will visit Kettering University on Monday.

Obama is expected to speak at noon in the student auditorium in between appearances in Chicago and Detroit, Clack said. People can begin lining up at 10 a.m. and the doors will open at 10:45, she said.

Tickets will be distributed starting at noon Friday at Good Beans Cafe, 328 N. Grand Traverse St., she said.

Obama secured enough delegates last week to become the first black presidential nominee of any major party in U.S. history and has been lauded as a hero by many in the black community.

He is expected to speak about Michigan's economic woes and his economic policy platform.

"He wants to make sure we know he is with us," she said. "We are not forgotten."

This will be Obama's first appearance in Michigan since he clinched the nomination and Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton ended her campaign. All signs point to Obama facing presumptive Republican candidate Sen. John McCain in November.

Democratic candidates did not campaign in Michigan this election season because the state party disobeyed Democratic National Committee rules by holding an early primary in January.

Despite Obama pulling his name off the state primary ballot, some could argue he won the primary in Genesee County. Clinton lost to "uncommitted" in Flint by more than 900 votes.

Obama has been criticized by some as having too little political experience.

Denise Graves, chairwoman of the Genesee County Republican Party, said McCain's policies are better for Michigan.

"(Obama) will probably come here often because he needs to repair the damage he's done," Graves said. "He needs to get support because he ignored this state (during the primary season)."

But my prof said he had a schedule change.

I'll keep checking the newzzzzzzzzz.
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