Tickets All Gone for Obama’s Missoula Speech

By Beacon Staff

MISSOULA – The Barack Obama campaign said Thursday that all available tickets for Obama’s rally Saturday in Missoula have been given out.

The free tickets were distributed through Obama’s campaign Web site and through his campaign office in Missoula.

At 9:30 a.m. Thursday the campaign web site reported: “Tickets for the Rally with Barack Obama in Missoula, MT are no longer available”.

Obama will hold his public rally in the Adams Center at the University of Montana at 10 a.m. before he goes to Butte for a Democratic dinner where both he and Hillary Clinton will speak.

The Butte dinner is sold out.

Earlier, the Obama campaign announced it was setting up offices in Helena and Missoula this week and that a Billings office would open later.

The Hillary Clinton campaign also said Wednesday it was planning to open offices in the state, although there was nothing firm in place.

Montana is getting a full dose of presidential politics this week, after Bill Clinton campaigned for his wife in four cities on Tuesday.

Hillary Clinton will be holding a fundraiser Sunday morning in Missoula, but no public events have yet been announced for that city.

The visits come a full two months before the state’s June 3 primary, at which 17 delegates are at stake. Montana also has eight superdelegates who can vote for whomever they want, and two have committed to Obama.