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Thursday, August 28, 2008

McCain rally tickets still available

By Lynn Hulsey Dyton Daily News, Staff Writer

DAYTON — Tickets are still available for Sen. John McCain's Friday, Aug. 29, rally at Wright State University's Nutter Center in Fairborn.

McCain and his wife Cindy will appear at the event, dubbed the "Road to the Convention Rally." Doors open at 9 a.m. and the event begins at 11 a.m.

Tickets are being given away at county GOP offices in southwest Ohio and in Indiana and Kentucky.

"Looking forward to coming out to Dayton and having a great rally," McCain told the Dayton Daily News on Wednesday.

Union members and progressive groups plan to protest outside at the south entrance to the Nutter Center, said Mike Gillis, political communications director for the AFL-CIO.

"We're going to be demonstrating on Sen. McCain's continuation of Bush trade policies, which have cost the Miami Valley over 33,000 jobs over the last eight years," Gillis said. "Job security is a thing of the past in Dayton."

There has been speculation that McCain would use the Dayton visit to announce his running mate but McCain said he's not reached a decision yet, so he's not sure if there will be an announcement here.

Contact this reporter at (937) 225-7455 or lhulsey@DaytonDailyNews.com.

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