Barack Obama Visits by State (June 2-November 4, 2008)


Sept. 16b - BO fundraising reception and concert at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, CA. ($)
Sept. 16a - BO fundraising dinner at the Greystone Estate in Beverly Hills, CA. ($)
Aug. 17 - BO fundraisers (Asian and Pacific Islanders, private dinner, and general reception) at the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco, CA. ($)
Aug. 16 - BO speaks at the Saddleback Civil Forum on National Leadership organized by Rev. Rick Warren at Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, CA.  (Sen. McCain also spoke at this forum).
July 13d - BO fundraiser at the Balboa Bay Club in Newport Beach, CA. ($) 
July 13c - BO s
peech at the 2008 National Council of La Raza Annual Conference at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, CA.
July 13b -
BO fundraiser at El Cortez in San Diego, CA. ($)
July 13a - BO a
ddresses American Federation of Teachers (AFT) Convention live via satellite from San Diego, CA.
June 24 - BO f
undraiser at the Los Angeles Music Center, Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles, CA. ($)

Nov. 1 - BO Change We Need rally with Michelle Obama in the Union Avenue Historic District, intersection of S. Union Avenue and D Street, in Pueblo, CO.
Oct. 26c - BO thanks volunteers and staff at the campaign's field office in Brighton, CO
Oct. 26b - BO Early Vote for Change rally at the Oval on the Colorado State University Campus in Fort Collins, CO.
Oct. 26a - BO Early Vote for Change rally at Civic Center Park in Denver, CO.
Sept. 29 - BO rally at Mountain Range High School gym in Westminster, CO.
Sept. 16 - BO speaks on "Confronting an Economic Crisis" at the Colorado School of Mines, Lockridge Arena in Golden, CO.
Sept. 15b - BO Change We Need rally at Colorado State Fairgrounds in Pueblo, CO.
Sept. 15a - BO Change We Need event at Cross Orchards Historic Site in Grand Junction, CO.
Aug. 28 - BO accepts the Democratic nomination, Obamas and Bidens celebrate at Invesco Field at Mile High in Denver, CO.
Aug. 28 - BO surprise visit to the Illinois delegation women's luncheon at the Marriott City Center (Illinois delegation hotel) in Denver, CO.
Aug. 27 - BO surprise appearance on the stage with JRB after Biden's speech at the Pepsi Center in Denver, CO.
July 2e - BO f
inance event at the Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs, CO. ($)
July 2d -
BO meetings at the U.S. Air Force Academy, CO.  (official Senate visit)
July 2c - BO
tours and is briefed on the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) and U.S. Northern Command (NORTHCOM) at Peterson Air Force Base, CO.  (official Senate visit)
July 2b - BO
speaks via satellite to the United Steelworkers Annual Conference.
July 2a - BO
speech on a new era of service at the Lions Den Gym at the University of Colorado in Colorado Springs, CO.


District of Columbia
Oct. 1 - BO returns to Washington, DC to vote for the financial rescue/bailout plan.
Sept. 27 - BO
attends the Congressional Black Caucus dinner at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC.
Sept. 25 -
BO, Sen. McCain and congressional leaders participate in a meeting on the economic crisis with President Bush in the Cabinet Room at the White House.
Sept. 10 -
BO attends the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Annual Awards Dinner at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Grand Ballroom in Washington, DC.
July 29 -
BO private meetings in Washington, DC:
f-Addresses the House Democratic Caucus at its weekly strategy meeting in Cannon House Office Building. 
e-Visits office of Eric Holder, a member of his vice presidential search committee, in downtown (for about two-and-a-half hours according to NBC/NJ).
d-Meets with Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke at the Federal Reserve.
c-Fundraising reception with the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community at the Mayflower Hotel. ($)
b-Meets with Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gillani at the Willard Hotel.
a-Meets with women leaders at the Omni Shoreham Hotel.
July 28b - BO
visits office of Eric Holder, a member of his vice presidential search committee, in downtown Washington, DC (for "almost three hours" or "nearly two hours").
July 28a - BO
meets with economic experts and advisors at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, DC.
July 15 - BO m
ajor foreign policy address on Iraq and American national security at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, DC.
July 9 - BO Senate votes and visited office of Eric Holder, a member of his vice presidential search committee, "for more than two hours."
July 8c - BO f
undraiser at hotel Conn. Ave. and Woodley Park in Washington, DC. ($)
July 8b -
BO fundraiser at Sharon and Jay Rockefeller's mansion in Rock Creek Park, Washington, DC. ($)
July 8a - BO s
peaks at the LULAC National Convention at the Washingtion Hilton in Washington, DC.
June 28b - BO speaks at the NALEO 25th Annual Conference at The Renaissance in Washington, DC.
June 28a - BO v
isits wounded veterans at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, DC.
June 26 - BO
with Sen. Hillary Clinton speaks to about 200 Clinton donors at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, DC.
June 19 - BO
meets with members of the Congressional Black Caucus at an off Capitol Hill site.
June 19 - BO
meets with Change to Win and other labor leaders at the Liaison Hotel.
June 18c - BO m
eets with the leadership of the AFL-CIO and other major unions at AFL-CIO headquarters.
June 18b - BO
meets with his Senior Working Group on National Security, then meets with a group of nearly forty retired admirals and generals, at the Liaison Hotel.
June 18a - BO
attends funeral of Tim Russert at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Georgetown.
June 17 - BO m
eets with members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus at DNC headquarters in Washington, DC.
June 5 - BO g
ives the slip to the traveling press corps and secretly meets with Sen. Clinton for about an hour at the home of Sen. Dianne Feinstein in Washington, DC.
June 4c - BO in the
U.S. Senate, votes for the conference report on the FY 2009 Budget Resolution.  [Obama's visit to the Senate lasted 16 min. according to ABC News' "Political Radar."]
June 4b - BO a
ddresses SEIU conference in Puerto Rico via satellite.
June 4a - BO s
peech to AIPAC at Walter E. Washington Convention Center.


Nov. 3 - BO Change We Need rally at Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, FL.
Oct. 30 - BO Early Vote for Change rally at Ed Smith Stadium in Sarasota, FL.  Afterwards buys three pumpkins from a pumpkin patch at the First United Methodist Church in Sarasota, FL.
Oct. 29b -
BO Early Vote for Change rally with President Clinton at Osceola Heritage Park in Kissimmee, FL.
Oct. 29a -
BO Early Vote for Change rally with Joe Biden at BankAtlantic Center in Sunrise, FL.*  Note, 30-minute infomercial ran this evening and cut to the rally in Sunrise for the last couple of minutes.
Oct. 21d -
BO Early Vote for Change rally at Bicentennial Park in Miami, FL.
Oct. 21c -
BO stop for food (whitefish salad, bagels and cookies) at the Deli Den in Hollywood, FL.
Oct. 21b -
BO unannounced stop at the Neighborhood Unisex Salon and at his campaign field office next door, in Fort Lauderdale, FL.
Oct. 21a -
BO Growing American Jobs Summit at Palm Beach Community College, Elisabeth W. Erling Gymnasium in Lake Worth, FL.
Oct. 20b -
BO Early Vote for Change rally with Hillary Clinton at Amway Arena North Staircase in Orlando, FL.
Oct. 20a -
BO Early Vote for Change rally at Steinbrenner Field (formerly Legends Field) in Tampa, FL.
    ...Sept. 24-25 BO debate prep
at the Belleview Biltmore in Belleair (Clearwater), FL.
Sept. 25 - BO addresses the Clinton Global Initiative live via satellite from Clearwater, FL
Sept. 24 - BO Change We Need rally at Knology Park in Dunedin, FL.

Sept. 23 - BO impromptu stop, greets patrons at O'Keefe's Tavern in Clearwater, FL.
Sept. 20b -
BO Change We Need rally at Metropolitan Park in Jacksonville, FL.
Sept. 20 a- BO
Women for the Change We Need event at Mary McLeod Bethune Performing Arts Center, Bethune-Cookman University in Daytona Beach, FL.
Sept. 19c -
BO fundraiser at the Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables, FL. ($)
Sept. 19b -
BO Women's Rally for the Change We Need at Bank United Center, University of Miami in Coral Gables, FL.
Sept. 19a - BO
meets with economic advisors at the University of Miami in Coral Gables, FL.
Aug. 19 - BO addresses VFW 109th National Convention at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL.
Aug. 2c - BO
addresses the National Urban League Annual Conference at Orlando World Marriott Resort in Orlando, FL.
Aug. 2b - BO Economic Security town hall at Brevard County Community College's John Henry Jones Gymnatorium in Titusville, FL.
Aug. 2a - BO
press conference at the Radisson Hotel in Cape Canaveral, FL.
Aug. 1c - BO r
oundtable discussion at PJ’s Dream Home Center in Lakeland, FL.
Aug. 1b - BO u
nannounced stop at Parkesdale Farm Market in Plant City, FL, buys peaches, oranges and strawberry shakes.
Aug. 1a - BO
Economic Security town hall at Gibbs High School gymnasium in St. Petersburg, FL.
June 21 - BO a
ddresses the U.S. Conference of Mayors' 76th Annual Meeting at the InterContinental Hotel in Miami, FL.
June 20b - BO f
undraiser at the Prime F. Osborn III Convention Center in Jacksonville, FL. ($)
June 20a - BO p
ress conference at the Riverwalk along the St. Johns River in downtown Jacksonville, FL.

July 8 - BO town hall at John McEachern High School’s Paul A. Lovinggood Gymnasium in Powder Springs, GA.
July 7b - BO f
undraiser at the home of Donna and Michael Coles (he is CEO of Caribou Coffee) in Atlanta, GA. ($)
July 7a -BO f
undraiser at 103 West (a private dining destination, part of the Buckhead Life Restaurant Group) in Atlanta, GA. ($)

Oct. 24 - BO visits with his ailing grandmother, Madelyn Dunham, in Honolulu, HI.
    ...Aug. 8-15 - Obama family on vacation in HI.  Two events:
-Fundraiser at the Kahala Hotel & Resort in Honolulu, HI. ($)
-"Welcome to Hawaii" event at Keehi Lagoon Beach Park in Honolulu, HI.


Nov. 4 - The Obamas and the Bidens celebrate election night at Hutchinson Field, Grant Park in Chicago, IL.
Nov. 4 - BO and Michelle, accompanied by daughters Sasha and Malia, vote at Beulah Shoesmith Elementary School in Chicago, IL.

Oct. 11 - BO addresses the National Women’s Leadership Issues Conference at the Sheraton Hotel in Chicago, IL. ($)
Sept. 22 - BO fundraiser at the Powerhouse Restaurant and Bar in Chicago, IL. ($)
Sept. 22 - BO
fundraiser at The Standard Club in Chicago, IL. ($)
Aug. 23 - The Obamas and the Bidens at rally to introduce Joe Biden as his running mate in front of the Old State Capitol in Springfield, IL.*
July 27 - BO s
peech at UNITY: Journalists of Color quadrennial convention in Chicago, IL.
July 11 -
BO fundraiser at Park West (a club) in Chicago, IL. ($)
July 11 - BO fundraiser at the Hyatt Regency in Chicago, IL. ($)  
June 25 -
BO, after meeting privately with ten top business leaders, holds a press availability at the Westin Michigan Avenue in Chicago, IL.
June 20 - BO e
conomic discussion with Democratic governors at the Chicago History Museum in Chicago, IL.
June 15 - BO m
akes Father's Day remarks at Apostolic Church of God in Chicago, IL.
June 14 - BO
arrives at Quincy Regional Airport; to the Oakley-Lindsay Center, briefed by officials, helps fill sandbags in the Center's parking lot, thanks and greets volunteers in the Center's McClain Hall in Quincy, IL.
June 12 - BO f
undraising event at the home of Leah Missbach Day and F.K. Day in Chicago, IL. ($)
June 12 - BO fundraising event at the home of Sara and James Hall in Chicago, IL. ($)
June 11 - BO surprise stop and brief remarks at an 8th-grade graduation of the Young Women's Leadership Charter School at IIT in Chicago, IL.
June 11 - BO roundtable on credit cards and predatory lending at the Illinois Institute of Technology, Hermann Conference Center in Chicago, IL.

(Planned June 11 trip to Cedar Rapids, IA canceled June 10 due to floods).
June 6 - BO r
emarks on the IOC's selection of Chicago as a finalist city to host the 2016 Olympic Games, at a celebration rally at Daley Plaza in Chicago, IL.

BO no public events in Chicago, IL:
Oct. 31 - BO trick or treating with his daughters in their neighborhood.
Oct. 3 - BO romantic dinner with Michelle to celebrate anniversary.
Sept. 14
Sept. 7
Sept. 2 - BO intelligence briefings by experts from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, at the FBI office.
Aug. 22 - BO works on convention speech.
Aug. 7 - BO "strategy sessions" according to one news source.
Aug. 3
July 12 -
The Associated Press reports BO went to the movie "WALL-E" with his daughters.
July 6
June 29
June 22
June 10 -
Meets privately with about thirty prominent evangelicals and other faith leaders at a law firm.
June 8
June 7

Nov. 4 - BO makes calls from United Auto Workers Local 550 call center in Indianapolis, IN.
Oct. 31 - BO Early Vote for Change rally at Wicker Memorial Park in Highland, IN.
Oct. 23 -
BO Early Vote for Change rally at the American Legion Mall in Indianapolis, IN.
Oct. 8 -
BO Change We Need rally at the Indiana State Fairgrounds in Indianapolis, IN.
Sept. 6 - BO
Change We Need discussion at Wabash Valley Fairgrounds, 4-H Arena in Terre Haute, IN.
Aug. 31 - BO and JRB
make a surprise stop at Pier 32 restaurant in Hamilton, IN.*
Aug. 6 -
BO via bus with Sen. Bayh to Schoop's Hamburgers in Portage, IN, greets patrons and orders some hamburgers.
Aug. 6 - BO "New Energy for America" town hall at Concord High School in Elkhart, IN, introduced by Sen. Bayh.
July 16 - BO h
olds Summit on Confronting 21st Century Threats at the Purdue University Memorial Building in West Lafayette, IN.

Oct. 31 - BO Change We Need rally at Western Gateway Park (between 12th St. and 13th St., Grand Ave. and Locust St.) in Des Moines, IA.
Oct. 25 -
BO "One Nation" town hall at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds in Davenport, IA.
(Obama originally planned to stop in Cedar Rapids on June 11 stop but canceled that visit due to flooding).
July 31c - BO addresses AFSCME convention live via satellite from Cedar Rapids, IA.
July 31b - BO Economic Security town hall meeting in the Moray L. Eby Field House at Coe College in Cedar Rapids, IA.
July 31a - BO d
iscussion with a small group of flood victims at the National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library in Cedar Rapids, IA.



Aug. 4 - BO fundraiser marking his 47th birthday in the State Room, 60 State Street building in Boston, MA. ($)

Oct. 2b - BO Change We Need rally at Michigan State University, Adams Field in East Lansing, MI.
Oct. 2a - Change We Need rally at Calder Plaza in Grand Rapids, MI.
Sept. 28b - BO and JRB
participate in a Change We Need rally at Woodward Ave. in front of the Detroit Public Library in Detroit, MI.*
Sept. 28a - BO
fundraiser at the Detroit Public Library in Detroit, MI. ($)
Sept. 8b - BO Change We Need town hall at  North Farmington High School  in Farmington Hills, MI.
Sept. 8a - BO discussion on the economy at Mott Community College, Regional Technology Center in Flint, MI.
Sept. 1b -
BO Labor Day barbeque at Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 671 in Monroe, MI.
Sept. 1a - BO originally scheduled as a "Rally for America's Workers" changed to short remarks on Hurricane Gustav at Hart Plaza in Detroit, MI.
Aug. 31 - BO and JRB
post-convention On the Road to Change rally at C.O. Brown Stadium in Battle Creek, MI.*
Aug. 4 - BO s
peech outlining New Energy for America plan at Lansing Center in Lansing, MI.
June 17b - BO
"Change that Works for You" meeting with students at Wayne County Community College District, Downriver Campus in Taylor, MI.
June 17a - BO m
eets with local community leaders at the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center in Detroit, MI.
June 16c - BO "Change that Works for You" rally and receives endorsement of Al Gore at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, MI.
June 16b - BO
fundraising event at the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center in Detroit, MI. ($)  [brief intro by Al Gore]
June 16a - BO
"Change that Works for You" speech on competitiveness at Kettering University, Connie and Jim John Recreation Center in Flint, MI.
June 2 - BO
town hall meeting in the Main Gym at Troy High School in Troy, MI.

Aug. 7 - BO greets breakfast diners at The Copper Dome restaurant in St. Paul, MN.
Aug. 6 - BO f
undraiser at the Minneapolis Hilton in Minneapolis, MN. ($)
June 3 - BO rally with Michelle Obama at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, MN.

Sept. 26 - Presidential debate at the Ford Center for the Performing Arts, University of Mississippi in Oxford, MS.

Nov. 1 - BO Change We Need rally with Michelle Obama at Parkview High School, JFK Stadium in Springfield, MO.
Oct. 30 - BO
Change We Need rally at University of Missouri, Mel Carnahan Quad in Columbia, MO.
Oct. 18c - BO
Change We Need rally at the National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial  in Kansas City, MO.
Oct. 18b -
BO unannounced stop at the Obama campaign office in Kansas City, MO, where he greets volunteers and speaks to voters on the phone.
Oct. 18a -
BO Change We Need rally under the Gateway Arch at the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial in St. Louis, MO.
Aug. 26 - BO d
iscussion on Renewing America's Promise at American Airlines Overhaul Base hanger at Kansas City International Airport in Kansas City, MO.
Aug. 25 -
Via satellite BO addresses Michelle and daughters Malia and Sasha on stage at the Democratic National Convention in Denver, via satellite from the home of Jim and Alicia Girardeau in Brookside (Kansas City), MO.
July 30d - BO b
arbecue at Union City Park in Union, MO.
July 30c - BO Economic Security town hall in the Student Recreation Center at the Missouri University of Science and Technology in Rolla, MO.
July 30b - BO u
nscheduled stop, greets diners at Bell Restaurant in Lebanon, MO.
July 30a - BO
Economic Security town hall at Glendale High School in Springfield, MO.
July 30...
...bus tour in Southwestern Missouri w/ Sen. Claire McCaskill
July 5 - BO
speaks at the African Methodist Episcopal Church’s 48th Quadrennial Session General Conference 2008 at America’s Center in St. Louis, MO.
June 30 - BO speech on patriotism at the Truman Memorial Building in Independence, MO.

June 10 - BO accompanies a nurse on her rounds in the cardiac unit at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, MO.  also hold a press conference in St. Louis.
June 9 - BO fundraising event
at the Renaissance Grand Hotel in St. Louis, MO. ($)

Aug. 27 - BO discussion on Securing America's Future with veterans and military families at Riverfront Park in Billings, MT.
Aug. 26 - BO w
atches Sen. Hillary Clinton's speech to the Democratic National Convention from the home of Carlee and Eran Thompson in Billings, MT.
    Obama family celebrates July 4 in Butte, MT:
July 5 - BO s
peaks via satellite to the National Education Association’s Representative Assembly from Butte, MT.
July 4d - BO
film shoot with Davis Guggenheim at Clark Chateau Museum.
July 4c - BO
and family do interviews including People and Essence magazines and "Access Hollywood."
July 4b -
BO and family host a picnic (plus 10th birthday celebration for daughter Malia) at Practice Athletic Field South of HPER Building at Montana Tech of the University of Montana.
July 4a - BO and family attend an Independence Day Parade at the Butte Civic Center.
July 3 - BO
and family view fireworks from private home overlooking Butte, MT.

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