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Here’s what we know about Barack Obama’s Phoenix rally for Democrats

Nov 1, 2022, 8:48 AM | Updated: 11:32 am
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(AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)
(AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)

PHOENIX – Details about former President Barack Obama’s rally Wednesday in Phoenix for Arizona Democratic candidates have been released.

The “Arizona Get Out The Vote Rally with President Obama!” event, which was announced on Sunday without a location, will be held at Cesar Chavez High School at 3921 W. Baseline Road in the city’s Laveen neighborhood, the Arizona Democratic Party revealed Tuesday.

Tickets aren’t required for the free event, but space is limited. Organizers are no longer accepting RSVPs, and entry isn’t guaranteed for those who did register.

Parking at the venue is limited, with lots opening at 3 p.m., so ride-sharing is encouraged. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., the program begins at 6:30 p.m., and doors close at 7:30 p.m. The online listing says the rally goes until 9 p.m.

Five Democratic candidates for major statewide offices are scheduled to appear along with Obama, including Katie Hobbs, who is in a tight race for governor against Republican Kari Lake.

Incumbents Sen. Mark Kelly and Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman are also on the slate, along with attorney general candidate Kris Mayes and secretary of state candidate Adrian Fontes.

Mesa Mayor John Giles, a Republican who has endorsed Hobbs, is also on the speaker list.

Obama has hit the campaign trail in recent days with the Nov. 8 general election drawing near, visiting Georgia, Michigan and Wisconsin. He was scheduled to be in Nevada on Tuesday.

His Valley stop comes less than a month after another former president, Donald Trump, held a Republican candidate rally on Oct. 9 in Mesa.

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Here’s what we know about Barack Obama’s Phoenix rally for Democrats