"Obama For America" Bus Tour Rolls Through Harrisonburg

By: Brendan Ponton Email
By: Brendan Ponton Email

HARRISONBURG -- On Monday, the " Obama for America"and "Gotta Vote" bus tour came through Harrisonburg.

Organizers held a rally on the campus of James Madison. It was all an effort to help make sure people are registering to vote. It was a rally with Obama supporters to get people fired up.

The bus came from Charlottesville earlier today and has been around the country, including Wisconsin and Ohio last week. Organizers of the rally collected the voter registration forms that many college students filled out, and then they took them to voter registrar's office.

People from the "Obama for America" campaign spoke, along with Harrisonburg's Mayor, Richard Baugh. A small crowd was there. Organizers stressed Virginia's importance in the election as the reason for the visit.

"Today's the last day to get registered. It's such an important day in the election 22 days from election day. You can't be a part of the process unless you're registered to vote. We're here because of the importance of James Madison, and the importance of the community. We just want to remind people of Virginia what's at stake. You have a very clear choice in this election," said Michael Blake from Operation Vote, Obama for America.

The bus was heading to Roanoke and Virginia Tech's campus in Blacksburg this afternoon.

The Romney campaign bus is in Williamsburg today. On Tuesday, Paul Ryan will host rallies in Lynchburg and Fredericksburg.

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