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


Nov. 1 - BO Change We Need rally at Coronado High School football field in Henderson, NV.
Oct. 25b - BO Early Vote for Change rally at Bonanza High School, Judy K. Cameron Stadium in Las Vegas, NV.
Oct. 25a - BO Early Vote for Change rally at Peccole Stadium, University of Nevada in Reno, NV.
Sept. 30 - BO Change We Need rally on the quad in front of Morrill Hall at the University of Nevada, Reno in Reno, NV.
Sept. 17b - BO Change We Need rally at the baseball stadium at Cashman Center in Las Vegas, NV.
Sept. 17a - BO Change We Need event at Main City Park in Elko, NV.
Aug. 17c - BO greets patrons at PJ & Company Restaurant Saloon in Reno, NV.
Aug. 17b - BO town hall meeting at Earl Wooster High School in Reno, NV.  
Aug. 17a - BO meets with T. Boone Pickens at the Summit casino-resort in Reno, NV.
June 24 - BO
does brief tour of solar panels followed by "Change that Works for You" discussion on "A Serious Energy Policy for Our Future" at Springs Preserve in Las Vegas, NV.

New Hampshire
Oct. 16 - BO Community gathering at Mack’s Apples in Londonderry, NH.
Sept. 13 - BO
Change We Need rally at Veterans Memorial Park in Manchester, NH.
Sept. 12b - BO
Change We Need event at the New Hampshire Technical Institute, Goldie Crocker Wellness Center in Concord, NH.
Sept. 12a - BO discussion on tax relief for the middle class at the McConnell Center in Dover, NH.
June 27 - BO and Sen. Hillary Clinton hold a
“Unite for Change” rally at Unity Elementary School in Unity, NH.  [Clinton and Obama each received 107 votes in the Jan. 8 New Hampshire primary].

New Jersey
Sept. 5 - BO fundraising reception at the home of DNC finance chair Phil Murphy; and fundraising dinner at the home of rock star Jon Bon Jovi in Middletown, NJ. ($)
Sept. 6 - BO addresses AARP's National Life@50+ Event & Expo in Washington, DC via satellite from Newark, NJ.

New Mexico
Oct. 25 - BO Early Vote for Change rally at University of New Mexico, Johnson Field in Albuquerque, NM.
Sept. 18d -
BO fundraiser at the home of Downs at Albuquerque President Paul Blanchard in the North Valley of Albuquerque, NM. ($)
Sept. 18c - BO (arrives late for) Change We Need rally at the Plaza de Española in Española, NM.
Sept. 18b - BO o
rders enchiladas, pie and a cookie to go and greets customers at the Range Cafe in Bernalillo, NM.
Sept. 18a - BO meets with tribal leaders at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center in Albuquerque, NM.
Aug. 18b - BO t
own hall meeting Rio Grande High School main gymnasium in Albuquerque, NM.
Aug. 18a - BO discussion on equal pay at the Albuquerque City Government Main Library in Albuquerque, NM.
June 23 - BO
"Change that Works for You" discussion with working women at the Flying Star Cafe in Albuquerque, NM.

New York
Oct. 16c - BO fundraising concert with Bruce Springstein and Billy Joel at Hammerstein Ballroom in New York, NY. ($)
Oct. 16b - BO speaks, along with Sen. John McCain, at the Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York, NY.
Oct. 16a - BO
finance breakfast at The Metropolitan Club in New York, NY. ($)
Oct. 15 -
Final presidential debate in the David S. Mack Sports and Exhibition Complex at Hofstra University in Hempstead, NY.
Sept. 11c -
BO follows Sen. McCain in speaking at the ServiceNation Summit Presidential Candidates Forum at Lerner Hall’s Arledge Auditorium at Columbia University in New York, NY.
Sept. 11b - BO
joins Sen. McCain to mark the seventh anniversary of the terrorist attacks at Ground Zero in New York, NY.
Sept. 11a - BO
private lunch with former President Bill Clinton at his office in Harlem, NY.
Sept. 10 - BO
tapes "The Late Show with David Letterman" in New York, NY.
July 10 - BO women for Obama finance breakfast with Sen. Clinton at Hilton Towers in New York, NY. ($)
July 9b - BO
fundraiser with Sen. Clinton hosted by Barbaralee Diamonstein and Carl Spielvogel at the Loews Regency in New York, NY. ($)
July 9a - BO f
undraiser at the Grand Hyatt in New York, NY. ($)
June 4b - BO fundraiser at the home of Jane Hartley and Ralph Schlosstein on Park Avenue. ($)
June 4a - BO
fundraiser at the home of Bonnie and Richard Reiss on Park Avenue. ($)

North Carolina
Nov. 3 - BO Change We Need rally at University of North Carolina-Charlotte, Hayes Recreation Fields in Charlotte, NC.
Oct. 29 -
BO Early Vote for Change rally at Halifax Mall, Government Complex in Raleigh, NC.
Oct. 19b - BO
Change We Need rally at Crown Coliseum in Fayetteville, NC.
Oct. 19a - BO stops at Cape Fear BBQ and Chicken in Fayetteville, NC.
At the Hampton Inn in Dunn, NC.
    ...Oct. 5-6: BO debate prep. at the Grove Park Inn in Asheville, NC.
Oct. 6 - BO speaks briefly to reporters outside the Grove Park Inn, en route to the 12 Bones Smokehouse, where he greets diners and gets take out lunch.
Oct. 6 - BO on the Steve Harvey and Tom Joyner radio shows in the morning.
Oct. 5 - BO in the afternoon, Change We Need rally at Asheville High School, Memorial Stadium in Asheville, NC.
Oct. 4 - BO surprise appearance at the North Carolina Democratic Party's Vance-Aycock Dinner at the Grove Park Inn in Asheville, NC.
Sept. 27 - BO
and JRB participate in a Change We Need rally on Washington Street in front of the J. Douglas Galyon Depot in Greensboro, NC.*
Sept. 21 - BO
Change We Need rally at E. 4th and S. Davidson Streets in Charlotte, NC.
Aug. 20 - BO greets people and does some shopping at the Farmers' Curb Market in Greensboro, NC.
Aug. 19
- BO town hall at the North Carolina State Fairgrounds, Exposition Center in Raleigh, NC.
July 7 - Planned discussion on economic security for America’s families at James Martin Middle School in Charlotte, NC canceled after Obama’s flight from Chicago Midway made a precautionary landing at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport in St. Louis, MO.  Obama spoke to the audience by phone.
June 9 - BO
"Change that Works for You" speech at North Carolina State Fairgrounds, Exposition Center in Raleigh, NC.

North Dakota
July 3 - BO town hall meeting with veterans at The Children's Museum at Yunker Farm in Fargo, ND.


Nov. 2c - BO Change We Need rally at Nippert Stadium, University of Cincinnati in Cincinnati, OH.
Nov. 2b - BO Change We Need rally with Michelle Obama and special guest Bruce Springsteen at Malls A, B, and C, Lakeside Ave. in Cleveland, OH.
Nov. 2a - BO Change We Need rally with Michelle Obama at the Ohio Statehouse, West Plaza in Columbus, OH.
Oct. 27 - BO Closing argument speech at Canton Memorial Civic Center in Canton, OH.
   ...Oct. 12-14: BO debate prep. at Maumee Bay State Park Lodge in Oregon, OH.
Oct. 14 - BO greets workers during afternoon shift change at the Chrysler-Toledo Machining Plant in Perrysburg Township, OH.
Oct. 13 -
BO afternoon rally at the SeaGate Convention Centre in Toledo, OH.
Oct. 12 - BO does door-to-door canvassing Shrewsbury Street in the Lincoln Green area of Holland, OH. of encounter with plumber Joe Wurzelbacher
    ...Oct. 9-10 BO "American Jobs Tour"
Oct. 10c -
BO unannounced appearance at a GOTV training session for hundreds of campaign organizers in the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, OH.
Oct. 10b - BO r
ally at Genoa Park in Columbus, OH.
Oct. 10a - BO rally at Ross County Courthouse in Chillicothe, OH.
Oct. 9d - BO rally at Shawnee State University, Alumni Green in Portsmouth, OH.
Oct. 9c - BO stops at the Fireside Restaurant, greets diners, has some pie, and gets food to go, in Georgetown, OH.
Oct. 9b -
BO rally at Ault Park Pavilion‎ in Cincinnati, OH.
Oct. 9a - BO rally at
Fifth Third Field (home of the Dayton Dragons) in Dayton, OH.
Sept. 9 -
BO major policy address on education at Stebbins High School gym in Riverside (Dayton area), OH.
Sept. 3b - BO
barbeque at Piergallini family farm in Dillonvale, OH (Jefferson County).
Sept. 3a - BO
discussion on women and the economy at Kent State University-Tuscarawas in New Philadelphia, OH.
Aug. 31b - BO and JRB
discussion on the economy and On the Road to Change rally at Toledo-Lucas County Public Library in Toledo, OH.*
Aug. 31a -
BO attends services at St. Luke's Lutheran Church followed by a news conference outside in Lima, OH.
Aug. 30d -
BO and JRB On the Road to Change rally at Dublin Coffman High School football stadium in Dublin, OH.*
Aug. 30c - BO and JRB u
nannounced stop to buy corn at a stand on the corner of Rts. 61 and 229 run by the Marengo United Methodist Church in Marengo, OH.*
Aug. 30b - BO and JRB
attend the memorial service for Rep. Stephanie Tubbs Jones at the Cleveland Convention Center in Cleveland, OH.*
Aug. 30a - BO and JRB have breakfast at Yankee Kitchen Family Restaurant in Boardman, OH.*
Aug. 5c - BO
"New Energy for America" town hall at Baldwin-Wallace College's Lou Higgins Recreation Center in Berea, OH.
Aug. 5b - BO
unannounced stop at Stahl's Farm Market in Ravenna, OH, buys peaches and apple fritters.
Aug. 5a - BO
"New Energy for America" town hall at Austintown Fitch High School in Youngstown, OH.
July 14 - BO addresses the 99th Annual NAACP Convention at Duke Energy Convention Center in Cincinnati, OH.
July 11 - BO "A Secure Energy Future" town hall at Stivers School for the Arts in Dayton, OH.
July 1 - BO
tours and makes remarks on a new President’s Council for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships at the Eastside Community Ministry in Zanesville, OH.
June 13 - BO
"Change that Works for You" meeting with seniors at Oakleaf Village of Columbus in Columbus, OH.


Oct. 28 - BO Change We Need rally in the rain at Widener University, Main Quad in Chester, PA.
Oct. 27 - BO Change We Need rally at Mellon Arena in Pittsburgh, PA.
Oct. 11 - BO does four rallies in Philadelphia, PA:
d-Change We Need rally at the Intersection of South 52nd Street and Locust Street.
c-Change We Need rally at Vernon Park.
b-Change We Need rally at Mayfair Diner.
a-Change We Need rally at Progress Plaza.
Oct. 3b -
BO buys flowers for his wife for their 16th anniversary at Penny's Flowers in Glenside, PA, then stops to shake hands with students outside the Springfield Township elementary school on Easton Road in Glenside, PA.
Oct. 3a - BO community gathering at Schwarzman Stadium, Abington High School in Abington, PA.
Sept. 5b - BO unannounced stop, greets patrons at the Avenue Diner in Wyoming, PA.
Sept. 5a - BO discussion on the economy at Schott Glass in Duryea, PA.
Sept. 4c -
BO Change We Need event at Buchanan Park in Lancaster, PA.
Sept. 4b - BO stops at Columbia Market House, buys some fruit in Columbia, PA.
Sept. 4a - BO tours and holds a discussion on the economy at Voith Siemens Hydro Power in York, PA.  Also, sits down for an interview with Bill O'Reilly of FOX News’ “The O’Reilly Factor,” in York, PA.
Aug. 29c - BO and JRB do an On the Road to Change event at Irvine Park in Beaver, PA.*
Aug. 29b - BO and JRB stop for ice cream at the Windmill Ice Cream Shop in Aliquippa, PA.*
Aug. 29a - BO and JRB tour Pennsylvania Bio Diesel in Monaca, PA.*
June 26 - BO
concludes “Change that Works for You” tour with an Economic Competitiveness Summit at Carnegie Mellon University, Weigand Gymnasium in Pittsburgh, PA.
June 14 -
BO "Change that Works for You" town hall meeting at Radnor Middle School in Wayne, PA.
June 13 -
BO evening fundraising reception and discussion at the Sheraton (17th and Race Streets) in Philadelphia, PA. ($)

Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota


Oct. 7b - BO makes brief appearance at a dessert reception fundraiser at the home of former Vice President Al Gore in the Belle Meade neighborhood of Nashville, TN. ($)
Oct. 7a - Town hall presidential debate at Belmont University in Nashville, TN.

July 31b - BO fundraiser at the home of eCorp CEO John Thrash and his wife Becca Cason Thrash in Houston, TX. ($)
July 31a - BO fundraiser at the home of trial lawyer Richard Mithoff and his wife Ginni in the River Oaks community in Houston, TX. ($)


Nov. 3 - BO Change We Need rally at Prince William County Fairgrounds in Manassas, VA.
Oct. 30 - BO Change We Need rally at Verizon Wireless Virginia Beach Amphitheater in Virginia Beach, VA.
Oct. 28b -
BO Change We Need rally at Harbor Park in Norfolk, VA.
Oct. 28a -
BO Change We Need rally at James Madison University, Convocation Center in Harrisonburg, VA.
Oct. 22c - BO
Change We Need rally at Ida Lee Park, Festival Field in Leesburg, VA.
Oct. 22b - BO Change We Need rally at Richmond Coliseum in Richmond, VA.
Oct. 22a - BO meets with his Senior Working Group on National Security in Richmond, VA.
Oct. 17b -
BO unannounced stop at the Total Elegance Salon in Roanoke, VA.
Oct. 17a - BO
Change We Need rally at The Coliseum at Roanoke Civic Center in Roanoke, VA.
Oct. 4 - BO Change We Need rally at Victory Landing Park in Newport News, VA.
Sept. 27 - BO
and JRB participate in a Change We Need rally at Ball Circle, the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, VA.*
Sept. 10 -
BO discussion on education at Granby High School in Norfolk, VA.
Sept. 9b -
BO Change We Need town hall at Lebanon High School in Lebanon, VA.
Sept. 9a - BO
stops for a shake and food to go and greet patrons at Ellis Soda Shoppe & Grill in Abingdon, VA.
Aug. 21e - BO
town hall meeting at Oscar Smith High School, J. William Myers Gymnasium in Chesapeake, VA.
Aug. 21d - BO stops at Virginia Favorites, Ltd. in Emporia, VA.
Aug. 21c - BO
stops to get lunch at Longstreet's Deli in Petersburg, VA.
Aug. 21b - BO
discussion on the economy, accompanied by Gov. Kaine, at John Tyler Community College in Chester, VA.
Aug. 21a - BO meets privately with Gov. Tim Kaine and Kaine's staff at the Omni in Richmond, VA.
Aug. 20c -
BO town hall meeting at EC Glass High School in Lynchburg, VA.
Aug. 20b - BO
stops at Short Sugar's BBQ in Danville, VA.
Aug. 20a -
BO discussion on protecting American jobs at Patrick Henry Community College, Motorsports Facility in Martinsville, VA.
July 28 - BO
fundraising event home of Art and Sela Collins in Arlington, VA. ($)
July 10 - BO
"Economic Security for America's Women" town hall at Robinson Secondary School in Fairfax, VA.
June 18 - BO f
undraiser at the Hickory Hill estate in McLean, VA. ($)
June 5b - BO
rally at Nissan Pavilion in Bristow, VA.
June 5a - BO t
own hall meeting at Virginia High School in Bristol, VA.

West Virginia

Oct. 1 - BO Change We Need rally at the intersection of Pearl and 2nd Streets (beside the La Crosse Center) in La Crosse, WI.
Sept. 22 - BO m
ajor policy address at the Resch Center in Green Bay, WI.
Sept. 1 -
BO originally scheduled as a "Rally for America's Workers" changed to short remarks on Hurricane Gustav at Marcus Amphitheater in Milwaukee, WI.
Aug. 24b - BO
barbeque at Rod and Gun Park in Eau Claire, WI.
Aug. 24a - BO a
ttends services at the First Lutheran Church in Eau Claire, WI.
June 12 - BO
"Change that Works for You" town hall meeting at Kaukauna High School Gymnasium in Kaukauna, WI.



Thurs. July 17, 2008
        Chicago Midway to Reagan National Airport; motorcade to Andrews Air Force Base. 
Starts week-long trip to Middle East and Europe.  The first part of the trip in Kuwait, Afghanistan and Iraq, accompanied by Sens. Jack Reed (D-RI) and Chuck Hagel (R-NE), was as a member of an official congressional delegation; that ended in Jordan and thereafter it was a campaign trip.

Fri. July 18, 2008
Visits with troops and meets with officers during a roughly two-hour stop at Camp Arifjan, the main U.S. military base in KUWAIT.

Sat. July 19, 2008
Arrives at the airport in Kabul, AFGHANISTAN around noon local time.
-Briefing at Bagram Air Base.
-By helicopter to Jalalabad in Nangahar province, meets with U.S. soldiers and local leaders at Jalalabad Air Field.
-Helicopter tour of eastern Afghanistan.
-Dinner with senior Afghan officials in Kabul.

Sun. July 20, 2008
-Breakfast with troops at Camp Eggers in Kabul.
-Working lunch with Afghan President Hamid Karzai and other top officials at the presidential palace in Kabul.

-Received by the Emir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah at his Dar Salwa residence, holds discussions with the Emir and officials, followed by a banquet.

Mon. July 21, 2008
-Meets with soldiers and officials at a base outside of Basra.
        Arrives at Baghdad International Airport.
-Flight by Blackhawk helicopter with Gen.
David Petraeus to the Green Zone.
-Meets with Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, U.S. Ambassador to Iraq Ryan Crocker, and Iraqi officials at the prime minister’s residence in the Green Zone.
-Meets with Vice President Tariq al-Hashimi at his home in the Green Zone.
-Meets with
Gen. David Petraeus and Amb. Ryan Crocker.

Tues. July 22, 2008
Breakfast with U.S. Army soldiers at the U.S. embassy compound in Baghdad.
-Meets with Sunni tribal leaders (Awakening Councils) at the governor's headquarters in Ramadi.
        Arrives at Marka Airport in Amman, JORDAN. 
-News conference with Sens. Reed and Hagel at the Amman Citadel.
-Meets one-on-one with King Abdullah, followed by dinner at Abdullah's Beit Al Urdan palace including Reed and Hagel; then Abdullah drives Obama to the airport in his Mercedes 600.
       Arrives at Ben-Gurion Airport in ISRAEL, to the King David Hotel in Jerusalem.

Wed. July 23, 2008
ISRAEL and the West Bank:
-Breakfast with Defense Minister Ehud Barak at the King David Hotel.
-Meets with
Likud Party Chairman Benjamin Netanyahu at the King David Hotel.
-Visits the Holocaust History Museum at Yad Vashem.
-Meets with Israeli President Shimon Peres at at Beit HaNasi (President's Residence)
in Jerusalem.
-Meets with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Prime Minister Salam Fayyad at the Muqata (president's compound)
in Ramallah.
-Helicopter tour of Jerusalem and Israel/West Bank, then tours the town of Sderot, followed by Sderot news conference with stacks of rocket shells in the background.
-Meets the Mayor of Jerusalem
Rabbi Uri Lupoliansky and two victims of recent terrorist attack at the King David Hotel.
-Dinner with Prime Minister Olmert at his residence in Jerusalem.

Thurs. July 24, 2008
-Prays at the Western Wall in the Old City of Jerusalem.
       Arrives at Tegel Airport in Berlin, GERMANY.
-Meets with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in the chancellery in Berlin.
...break at the Hotel Adlon, where he is staying in Berlin.
-Meets with Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier at the Foreign Ministry in Berlin.
-Meets with Berlin Mayor
Klaus Wowereit at the Hotel Adlon in Berlin. out at the Ritz Carlton hotel in Berlin.

-Major speech on the U.S.-German partnership and the need to strengthen Transatlantic relations in front of the Siegessäule (Victory Column) at the Grosser Stern in Tiergarten Park in Berlin.

Fri. July 25, 2008
-Visit to Rammstein and Landstuhl US military bases in the southwest Germany.canceled Thursday afternoon. " would be inappropriate to make a stop to visit troops at a U.S. military facility as part of a trip funded by the campaign."-spokesman Robert Gibbs.
       Arrives as Le Bourget Airport in Paris, FRANCE.

-Meets with French President Nicolas Sarkozy at the Elysee Palace in Paris, followed by a joint press conference.
       Arrives at Heathrow Airport in London, ENGLAND, to the
Hyatt Regency London - The Churchill.

Sat. July 26, 2008
-Breakfast meeting with Middle East envoy former Prime Minister Tony Blair at the Hyatt Regency London - The Churchill.
-Meets with British Prime Minister Gordon Brown at 10 Downing Street, including a walk in nearby Horseguards Parade, followed by solo press conference in front of 10 Downing Street, in London.
-Meets with Conservative Party leader David Cameron at the Houses of Parliament in London.
       Returns to the United States.

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