A collective of Latino elected officials and labor leaders rallied to boost Councilwoman Melissa Mark-Viverito’s speaker candidacy today, comparing her to President Barack Obama and celebrating her closeness with organized labor.
Flooding the steps of City Hall with dozens of supporters, Bill Thompson and his high-profile surrogates urged voters to reject the polls–and the candidate leading them– at a final get-out-the-vote rally this afternoon.
With less than 24 hours to go before the polls open, the campaigns are in final crunch mode, making their closing arguments and trying to ensure supporters turn out to the polls. And to maximize his time, Mr. Thompson is currently in the midst of his second 24-hour tour, which will keep him campaigning through the night.
RICHMOND, VA — In 2008, President Barack Obama was a fresh face who promised to lead the country in a new direction. To score another four years in the White House, the president needs to recapture the swing states and voter enthusiasm he had four years ago as an incumbent with a record that includes the sluggish economic recovery and a war still raging in Afghanistan. The president kicked off his re-election effort yesterday with back-to-back rallies in two battleground states, Virginia and Ohio, where he attempted to assure supporters he’s still the transformative figure who captivated them during the last election.
RICHMOND, VA — President Barack Obama is currently speaking at Virginia Commonwealth University for the second of his two campaign kickoff rallies today. The Commander-in-Chief was introduced by his wife, Michelle. When it was his turn to speak, President Obama gave his wife’s introduction high marks.