Barack Obama Fundraises in Charlottesville

By: Audrey Pernik Email
By: Audrey Pernik Email

October 29, 2007

Last month Charlottesville rolled out the red carpet for presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and now it's her top challenger's turn to come to town.

Two back to back fundraising events spurs the question of Virginia's role in the upcoming elections.

Matt Smyth, from UVa's Center for Politics says not only are the candidates running more aggresive campaigns than in years past, but Virginia is a red state that's being painted blue.

While Obama is trailing behind Clinton by 30 points in the polls, area democrats say the Illinois Senator's visit will generate more of a crowd at the pavilion, which is a touchstone to the type of campaign he's running.

Due to tonight's fundraiser, security will be tight around the Belmont Bridge.

Drivers and pedestrians are encouraged to use alternate routes after 4 p.m.

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