Tickets still available for President Obama's Tuesday visit

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by Philip Townsend, 13News

WVEC.com

Posted on September 3, 2012 at 10:59 AM

Updated Tuesday, Sep 4 at 9:15 AM

NORFOLK -- Tickets were still available the morning of President Barack Obama's campaign stop in Norfolk on Tuesday. 

Tickets for the event at Norfolk State University were handed out beginning Saturday morning and were still available Tuesday morning, according to campaign officials.

Hundreds of people went to the Obama campaign office at Granby and 20th streets to get a ticket.

"I couldn't miss this opportunity to see our president. Virginia is a swing state, but you're not going to know that when you see the energy and support Tuesday at Norfolk State," said Bridget Fieldsof Norfolk, who grabbed one of the last tickets available for the rally.

Monday afternoon, volunteers and Norfolk State students will be making signs in the student center to welcoming President Obama to campus.

This will be the final stop on the president's “Road to Charlotte” tour ahead of the Democratic National Convention ,which begins Tuesday.

Campaign officials tell 13News that the president will use this opportunity to talk about the economy.

Vice President Joe Biden and his wife are expected to travel to Charlotte on the convention's opening day, according to the White House.

Senate candidate and former Va. governor Tim Kaine will address the convention Tuesday night. His campaign says he'll "outline his approach to work across the aisle to tackle the nation's economic and fiscal challenges."

Any leftover tickets will be available at the Norfolk camapgin office site from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Tuesday. The rally will be held at the Madison Hall Quad at Norfolk State University.  Doors will open at 10:00 a.m.

TICKETS:
Obama for America-Norfolk Field Office
100 W. 20th Street
Norfolk

Norfolk State University
McDemmond Center for Applied Research
555 Park Ave.

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