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WASHINGTON–Watch for Barack Obama’s campaign to hunt for the student vote as college visits and rallies will be a key strategic element of his Democratic primary campaign.

Clearly Obama, the youngest candidate in the Demoratic field, has collegiate appeal. Last Friday, Obama filled a hall at George Mason University in Fairfax, Va. at a rally organized mainly on the Internet by an ad hoc group of students. He’s working the Facebook crowd.

On a weekend swing as a White House candidate, Obama stumps at Iowa State in Ames; University of Illinois at Chicago and the University of New Hampshire in Durham.

But it is very tough to translate student support to primary votes–each state has rules about registration, absentee voting, etc. to navigate. Still, Obama is staking a claim to the college vote as a voice of the post-baby boomer generation.

for Obama’s sked, click below….

Barack Obama Public Schedule

Saturday, February 10th Monday, February 12th

SpringfieldCedar RapidsWaterloo AmesChicagoNew Hampshire

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 10

SpringfieldCedar RapidsWaterloo

SPRINGFIELD, ILLINOIS

Obama to make announcement concerning presidential campaign

Location: Historic Old State Capitol , outdoors

South 6th and East Adams

Springfield, IL 62701

Doors open to Press: 5:00 AM

Doors open to Public: 9:00AM

Event start: 10:00 AM

CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA

Iowa Town Hall Meeting

Location: Kennedy High School

4545 Wenig Road, NE

Cedar Rapids, IA 52402

Doors open to Press: 2:00 PM

Doors open to Public: 3:00 PM

Event start: 4:00 PM

Tickets: The public is invited to pick up free tickets at the

following distribution centers:

Jane Boyd Center

943 14th Avenue SE

Cedar Rapids, IA 52403

319-366-0431

8:00AM-6:00PM Monday-Friday

African American Historical Museum and Cultural Center of Iowa

55 12th Ave SE

Cedar Rapids, IA 52401

319-862-2101

10:00AM-4:00PM Monday-Saturday

IBEW 405/Hawkeye Labor Council

1211 Wiley Boulevard SW

Cedar Rapids, IA 52404

319-396-8461

Kennedy High School

4545 Wenig Rd NE

Cedar Rapids, IA 52402

319-558-2251

10:00AM-5:00PM Monday-Friday

WATERLOO, IOWA

Waterloo community meet-and-greet with Senator Obama

Location: Central Middle School Gymnasium

1350 Katoski Drive

Waterloo, IA 50701

Doors open to Press: 3:00 PM

Doors open to Public: 6:30 PM

Event start: 7:30 PM

Credentials: available on-site; no reservation necessary

Tickets: The public is invited to pick up free tickets at the

following distribution centers:

Central Middle School

1350 Katoski Drive

Waterloo, IA

8 AM to 2 PM daily

Black Hawk Labor Temple

1695 Burton Avenue

Waterloo, IA

8 AM to 5 PM daily

UNI Center for Multicultural Education

2401 College Street

Cedar Falls, IA

8 AM to 9 PM daily

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 11

AmesDes MoinesChicago

AMES, IOWA

Obama Rally with Students and Community

Location: Beyer Gymnasium at Beyer Hall

Union Drive

Iowa State University

Ames, IA 50011

Doors open to Press: 10:00 AM

Doors open to Public: 11:00 AM

Event start: 12:00 PM

Ames contacts for logistics and planning purposes only:

Parita Shah 310/403-8765 cell

Erin Suhr 503/442-5325 cell

Tickets: The public is invited to pick up free tickets at the

following distribution centers:

Campustown-

Gateway Real Estate

119 Stanton Ave, 2nd Floor, Ames

Hours TBD

Campus-

Iowa State Memorial Union

Iowa State University

2229 Lincoln Way, Ames

10AM-2PM Wednesday Thursday and Friday

Downtown-

American Country

327 Main Street, Ames

515-232-7813

9:30AM-5:30PM Wednesday, Friday, Saturday

9:30AM-7:00PM Thursday

Smoke N Antlers Bar-B-Q

4518 Mortenson Rd, Suite 104, Ames

515-232-1799

Wednesday and Thursday 11:00AM-2:00PM and 4:00-9:00PM

Friday 11:00AM-2:00PM and 4:00-11:00PM

Saturday 11:00AM-11:00PM

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS

Obama Rally in Chicago

Location: University of Illinois Chicago

Pavilion

525 South Racine Avenue

Chicago, IL 60607

Doors open to Press: 2:00 PM

Doors open to Public: 3:30 PM

Event start: 5:30 PM

Credentials: email media@barackobama.com to reserve credentials

Chicago contact for logistics and planning purposes only:

Tickets: The public is invited to pick up free tickets at the

following distribution centers beginning Wednesday:

Public hotline number: 773-235-1773

E-mail Address: chicagorally@gmail.com

UNITE HERE

333 S Ashland, 60607

Wednesday – Friday 9am – 5pm

49th Ward Democratic Headquarters

1774 W Greenleaf, 60626

Wednesday Thursday 9am 9pm

Friday 9am 6pm

Saturday 9am 6pm

Sunday 12pm 2pm

Kane County Democratic Headquarters

700 E Main St, St Charles, 60174

Wednesday Friday 5pm 8pm

29th Ward Democratic Headquarters

5037 W Madison

Wednesday Friday 9am- 5 pm

Saturday 10am 1pm

4th Ward Democratic HQ

4659 Cottage Grove, Chicago

Wednesday – Friday 9a-8a

Saturday 1-5p

Oak Park Democratic Party

1243 Woodvine, Oak Park

Wednesday and Friday and Saturday 9am-12p

Wednesday, Thursday 6-9pm

Lake County Democratic Headquarters

709 N Ave., Waukegan

847 623 4656

Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 9am – 5pm Saturday and Sunday 9am – 5pm

House of Hope Box Office

752 E 114th St, Chicago

Wednesday 2pm – 8pm

Thursday and Friday 10am – 4pm

Saturday 10am – 7pm

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 12

NashuaDurham

Nashua, new hampshire

House Party

Cameras on arrival ONLY

Due to extreme space considerations, the indoor event will be open only to a limited number of local print reporters and a national pool reporter. For the national pool report, please email media@barackobama.com.

Location: TBA

Event start: 2:00 PM

DURHAM, NEW HAMPSHIRE

Town Hall Meeting

Open Press

Location: University of New Hampshire

Field House

145 Main Street

Durham, NH

Doors open to Press: 4:30 PM

Doors open to Public: 5:30 PM

Event start: 6:30 PM

Tickets: Beginning Wednesday, the general public can obtain tickets to the Town Hall Meeting at the University of New Hampshire on the UNH campus in the Memorial Union Building (The MUB) at the ticket office or the information booth between 9 a.m. and 8 p.m. daily, or by calling the Democratic Party at (603) 225-6899, or by going to the Democratic Party Headquarters at 2 Beacon Street, Concord, NH.

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