Presidential campaign comes to UA


Obama event canceled

Posted noon, Oct. 30, 2012 | The White House issued the following statement today: 

"The President will remain in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday to monitor the response to Hurricane Sandy and ensure that all available federal resources continue to be provided to support ongoing state and local recovery efforts.  As a result, the President will not participate in the campaign events that had been scheduled in Ohio tomorrow."

Further details will be posted to the UA home page as we get them.  

Obama campaign officials say Wednesday's visit by the president to James A. Rhodes Arena is still on.

Limited tickets are available. Doors will open at 12:30 p.m.

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The Obama campaign provided the following details in an advisory:

The event is open to the public and tickets are free. One ticket per person will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.

Tickets are available at:

  • Summit County Democratic Headquarters
    438 Grant Street
    Akron, OH 44311
  • Laborers Union Hall 720
    Wolf Ledges Parkway, Suite 201
    Akron, OH 44311
  • The University of Akron James A. Rhodes Arena
    373 Carroll Street
    Akron, OH 44325

See information about parking, Wednesday classes, changes to Roo Express shuttle routes and other details. 

The president and his campaign are monitoring the aftermath of the storm and may continue to make changes to the schedule as needed to make sure that our staff, volunteers, supporters and communities are safe. Any additional updates to the President’s campaign schedule will be announced as needed.