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DU to be stop on presidential campaign trail

The University of Denver campus will be a popular spot for Democratic campaigns Wednesday, Jan. 30, as Illinois Sen. Barack Obama and former President Bill Clinton will both be rallying supporters at DU’s Ritchie Center.

The visits come less than a week before Colorado’s Feb. 5 caucuses. 

Obama is coming off a weekend win in the South Carolina primary, considered a major triumph over his chief rival, Sen. Hillary Clinton. Obama earned twice as many votes as the New York senator did.

Obama will be hosting a community gathering at Magness Arena Wednesday morning. Doors open at 8:30 a.m.

The event is free and open to the public, although the Obama campaign suggests those planning to attend RSVP onlineor at 303-825-3481.

Bags, signs and banners are not permitted in the arena.

President Bill Clinton will host a “Solutions for America” rally in support of his wife, Hillary, from 9 to 11 p.m. in the Ritchie Center. Reservations can be made online.

Light rail and carpooling is suggested as heavily congested traffic is expected. One hour parking limits around campus will be enforced, and paid parking will be available in various lots.

Republican Mitt Romney spoke at DU’s Sturm College of Law in October.

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