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Hillary Clinton will speak at the Auraria campus of Metro State College this afternoon, following a concert by Big Head Todd and the Monsters.
Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-NY) will hold a rally Tuesday, Oct. 23 at Metro State on Auraria Campus between St. Cajetan’s Center and the flagpole near the Plaza Building. The rally, which is free and open to the public, will move to the PE Events Center if the weather is inclement.
The event, sponsored by the Metro Sate Political Science Association, starts at 3:30 p.m. with music from Big Head Todd and the Monsters. Clinton is expected to speak at approximately 4:30 pm.
The event is free, but tickets are required. You can download one here. Be forewarned, though, the ticket doesn’t guarantee you admission. It’s first come, first serve and the audience will be capped at 2,000. Gates open at 3:00 p.m.
This is Hillary’s final scheduled appearance in Colorado this year. The campaign has been doing good outreach for it. Last week I got an e-mail with the link for a free ticket. Over the weekend, my home phone rang and there was a taped message from Hillary, asking me to attend. Tonight, I received another taped call from a Hillary supporter.
It’s probably a safe bet that women will be a major theme of her speech. Just this past week, Hillary’s campaign formed women’s councils around the country. You can check out the Colorado Women for Hillary Council here.
This announcement is part of the campaign’s week long focus on Women Changing America. During the week, the campaign is highlighting the decisive role women can play in this election, discussing issues important to women, and celebrating the ways that women are changing America everyday.
I’m wondering who she supports in the World Series. Back in 1999, when about to enter the Senate race in New York, she declared herself a life-long Yankees fan. In 1994, she threw out the first pitch at the Chicago Cubs game in her home town of Chicago.
Katie Couric once asked her to reconcile those endorsements on the Today Show.
She said on the ”Today” show that she was a Chicago Cubs fan but needed an American League team ”because when you’re from Chicago, you cannot root for both the Cubs and the Sox.”
A few months later, when it looked like the Yankees might face the Mets in the World Series, a reporter asked her which team she would root for:
”You know, I believe in a very open relationship with the press,” the First Lady said. ”But there are some questions even I am not dumb enough to answer.”
There’s very little else she’s neutral on, so if you’re curious about her political positions, or just want to see her up close, head on over to Auraria tomorrow.