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Obama or football? (UPDATE)

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The Democratic Party's campaign committee yesterday sent an official press release announcing that the rally with U.S. Sen. Barack Obama is set to take place at the State Capitol on Saturday, Oct. 28 at 4:15 p.m. (If you've been reading this blog, you knew that last week.)

But the Razorback football game against Louisiana-Monroe is set to begin at 6 p.m. just down the street, at War Memorial Stadium.

What about the people who want to tailgate that afternoon, and the candidates who would like to work the crowd around the stadium? And will the rally end in time to get to the game for the kickoff?

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These are big issues.

UPDATE: Sources tell us that the rally was scheduled to accommodate Obama's schedule. He is traveling around the country to promote his book and campaign for various Democratic candidates. The Arkansas officials had to take him when they could get him, even though it conflicts with the football festivities.

 

 


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