Prez Candidate's Wife Comes to Gainesville Wednesday
Michelle Obama will take to the stage in front of the Hippodrome rallying all who come to get out and vote. Voter turn out in elections past has been an issue in alachua county, with many potential voters opting out because of school and work obligations say city officials. The logistics of bringing even the candidate's wife is itself an event. While the national campaign picks up most of the tab for the rally, the city does as well.
Gainesville mayor, Pegeen Hanrahan says the city has made specific provisions for events of national proportion like tomorrow's. "We actually adopted a policy indicating when we think it's appropriate for citizens to pick up the cost and when it is not and it applies to any political party," says Hanrahan.
With upwards of 7000 people expected to attend, it's security detail that will cost the city the most, but those numbers won't be known say city officials until after the rally.
The rally begins Wednesday, October 22nd in front of the Hippodrome at 2:30 p.m.
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