Obama at Centreville High School Saturday

Free event will require tickets, distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis starting Thursday.

President Barack Obama will be speaking at on Saturday, reportedly the last stop in a two-day campaign swing that will take him through Virginia.

Tickets to the campaign event are free, but must be obtained beforehand. The Fairfax Obama for America office, located at 11215-P Lee Hwy., will distribute tickets starting Thursday at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are first-come, first-served. Tickets are also available at the Falls Church OFA Office at 7285 Arlington Blvd.
, Falls Church. (Note: This paragraph has been corrected—see below.) 

Doors at the high school will open at 2 p.m. Saturday. Attendees should allow extra time for security checks.

Obama will spend two days, Friday and Saturday, traveling throughout Virginia on a campaign swing conducting grassroot events, according to his campaign. He will visit Richmond, Roanoke and Virginia Beach. The entire state of .

Obama’s visit coincides with his campaign’s Voter Registration Weekend of Action, in which groups of campaign volunteers will meet at the Democratic National Committee Headquarters in Washington, D.C. and travel throughout Northern Virginia. Various locations will have volunteers helping to register voters for the November elections.

Obama has visited other Fairfax County locations, including an April 2011 visit when he . 

Obama has also made recent trips to  and .

Obama won Virginia in 2008 with a 6.3 percent margin over Republican nominee John McCain.

* Editor's note: Tickets for Obama's Centreville appearance will be available from the Fairfax and Falls Church locations only. They will not be available at the Alexandria or Arlington locations as originally listed. 

Paul Ronco July 12, 2012 at 01:57 PM
No he won't, because he actually expresses concern for low-wage workers. Even if he is unaware that what he hopes the custodial staff receives for their services-- overtime pay-- was a concept championed by pro-union, progressive liberals and passed under a Democratic president, FDR.
Johta July 12, 2012 at 07:24 PM
Gotta love political discussions. The debates on such topics are bound to continue until the end of time, with no resolution.
Dan M July 14, 2012 at 02:51 AM
Believe it or not, not everyone who disagrees with our president is a tea party radical. Some have progressive ideals, but not as progressive as Obama. Mike's right. many supporters are so caught up in the cult of personality that they don't think about his policies.
David Bloom July 14, 2012 at 05:36 PM
Mr. Obama will go down in history as the President who tried to destroy all that is good about America and reshape it in his demented image. When successful leaders run for re-election they run on their record, their accomplishments, they don’t have to lie and spend millions of dollars to run negative ads on why their opponent shouldn’t be elected. Mr. Obama has nothing to run on. He has accomplished nothing to help America and has done everything to divide it and to lessen its greatness. Obama will be defeated, but what do you do with the weak minded people who voted for him in the first place? Perhaps they can find a new country to emigrate to and make poor misunderstood Mr. Obama emperor. One can only hope!
Paul Ronco July 15, 2012 at 12:26 AM
More likely they will continue with no resolution until either global warming or World War III wipes us out in a few years or decades. Time, however, will go on.


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