Obama to Hold Rally in Great Falls

By Beacon Staff

HELENA – The state of Montana is receiving unprecedented attention from the Democratic presidential hopefuls, as campaigns for both Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama announced return visits to the state.

Obama is scheduled to hold a rally at Four Seasons Arena in Great Falls at 5:45 p.m. Friday, while former President Bill Clinton is scheduled to campaign for his wife with stops in Stevensville, Anaconda, Great Falls and Helena on Sunday.

This will be Obama’s third visit to the state since the state Democratic Party convention in Butte in April, and former President Clinton’s fifth visit to the state in two months. Hillary Clinton has also visited the state twice, most recently Pablo and Billings on Tuesday.

Obama’s rally in Great Falls is free and open to the public. Tickets are not required. The campaign said a limited number of preferred seating tickets will be available Thursday at the Obama campaign office in Great Falls.

The Clinton campaign has not announced the times and locations of former President Clinton’s stops on Sunday.

Both campaigns have said they are reaching out to undecided voters in the days before the June 3 primary, the last in the nation along with South Dakota’s.

At stake in Montana are 16 pledged delegates and eight superdelegates, three of whom are committed to Obama while a fourth was forced to retract her Obama endorsement due to party rules. The pledged delegates will be awarded to each candidate based on the proportion of the vote they receive.

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