Local News
8:03 am
Thu November 1, 2012

Obama rallies at Fifth Third Arena with Stevie Wonder

Four years ago, then-senator Barack Obama held a rally at the University of Cincinnati on the Sunday before the election, his final stop in Cincinnati before going on to win Ohio and the White House two days later.

This year, Obama - now locked in a tight re-election campaign where Ohio will play a crucial role - will return to the same Sunday for a rally at UC's Fifth Third Arena in what is likely to be his final campaign appearance in the area before Tuesday's election.

And, this year, sources in the Obama campaign say, he will be bringing along Grammy award winning singer Stevie Wonder to warm up the crowd.

The afternoon event is ticketed. Those wishing to attend can RSVP on the Obama campaign website. Tickets are also available beginning at 5 p.m. today at the Fifth Third Arena ticketing office, the Organizing for America office at 1240 W. Kemper Road in Forest Park, and at the corner of Eighth and Broadway downtown, near the Hamilton County Board of Elections.

The First Lady, Michelle Obama, is scheduled to hold a rally on the campus of Miami University in Oxford Saturday.

Mitt Romney and his running mate, Paul Ryan - along with their wives and dozens of GOP national and local leaders - are rallying supporters Friday evening in West Chester.