Obama to make stop in El Dorado
Democrat presidential candidate Barack Obama will be making a campaign stop in?El Dorado on Tuesday.
He will be speaking at 12:40 p.m. at Butler Community?College in the gym. Seating is limited to 1,500 people and doors will open at 11:45 a.m.
The event is free and open to the public. Reservations are required. RSVP for the event by calling (316) 789-5194 or online at http://my.barackobama.com/ElDoradoCommunityEvent.
For security reasons, please limit personal items. No signs or banners are permitted.
Obama does have ties to El Dorado. His maternal grandfather, Stanley Dunham, is from El Dorado.
This year Kansas caucuses are being held much earlier than previous years.
Kansas Secretary of State Ron Thornburgh urged voters to make their voices heard in the upcoming Democratic and Republican party caucuses.
“Though my office and county election offices will have no role whatsoever in the administration of either vote, I encourage all voters of both parties to seek out information on their respective caucuses,” Thornburgh said.
The Democratic caucus is scheduled for Feb. 5 at the El Dorado Civic Center. Doors open at 6 p.m. and then are locked at 7 p.m. and the Republicans will caucus on Feb. 9. The closest Republican caucus will be at Century II Exhibition Hall, 225 W. Douglas in Wichita.
For more information on the Kansas Democratic and Republican caucuses, the Secretary of State’s office suggests contacting the state party offices. The Kansas Democratic Party can be reached at (785) 234-0425 or www.ksdp.org, and you may reach the Kansas Republican Party at (785) 234-3456 or www.ksgop.org.
El Dorado Times