UI Students Trickle In Throughout Day To Get Obama Tickets
By Mark Carlson, Reporter
IOWA CITY, Iowa - After an early rush of a few hundred people, the demand for tickets at the IMU ticket window at the University of Iowa seemed to scale back late Wednesday morning. Free tickets to the event featuring the President, Vice President and first and second ladies were released at 9 a.m. The powerhouse of democrats will speak on the lawn outside Jessup Hall late Friday afternoon.
"It's the Obama's the Biden's and everybody is here, and it's just going to be great for the town, and the vote," said Sarah Linski, a UI student and Obama campaign volunteer.
It's not clear how many tickets to the event will be distributed. Those seeking tickets on Wednesday morning were encouraged to first register to vote before taking their ticket.
An IMU employee said tickets will continue to be handed out until 9 p.m. Wednesday. If tickets remain, they will resume distribution Thursday morning.
"There's just a lot going on this weekend," Chad Leonard, a UI student, said about the turnout. "A lot of people in my dorm are excited about Obama coming, but also it's the CyHawk game, so it's kind of a big deal."
The Hawkeyes are set to kick-off against Iowa State University Saturday at 2:30 p.m. Related activities across the area are planned for both Friday and Saturday.
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