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Former President Clinton campaigns for Hillary at Miles

Bill Clinton in Birmingham

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A large crowd gathered on the campus of Miles College to hear a speech from former President Bill Clinton earlier this afternoon. It was one of two public appearances that Clinton made in support of his wife’s campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination.

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Edwards and McCain now planning Birmingham campaign visits

John Edwards   John McCain  

I guess they felt like they need to do it now that Obama and Huckabee have. Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards now plans to visit Birmingham, AL on Saturday, though we’re still not quite sure about when and where it will be; we’re thinking it should be up here eventually.

On the Republican side, Arizona Senator John McCain will take his turn stumping in the Magic City on Saturday afternoon at 1:30 p.m. His event will take place at the Birmingham Sheraton. We’re figuring that he’ll eventually add the date to his online campaign calendar as well.

Barack Obama smiles on Birmingham

Barack Obama smiles on Birmingham

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Fresh off of his impressive win in South Carolina last night, Illinois senator and 2008 presidential hopeful Barack Obama spoke before a packed Bartow Arena earlier today. More than 8,500 people attended the event ont UAB’s campus. Obama spent nearly an hour speaking to the crowd and about 20 minutes shaking hands after his remarks.

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Obama in B’ham Sunday

Barack Obama in BirminghamNot only is Sen. Barack Obama running television ads in Alabama starting today, The Birmingham News reports that the presidential hopeful will be in town 2 p.m. Sunday.

The Stand For Change Town Hall meeting at UAB’s Bartow Arena is free and open to the public but you’ll need a ticket to get in. Tickets will be available starting 9 a.m. Friday morning at Obama campaign offices. The Birmingham office is located downtown at 1813 4th Ave. North. Offices are also located in Montgomery, Tuscaloosa, Huntsville, Mobile, Selma and Tuskegee.

Or get your ticket online.

Doors on Sunday will open at noon. Campaign requests no bags, signs or banners. “I heart Huckabee” tattoos probably not welcomed either.

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