Tuesday, September 28, 2010

"Obama Aims To Rekindle Youth Starpower For Midterms"

Christina Bellantoni (TPMDC):
Obama will hold the first of four "Moving America Forward" rallies on the books today in Madison, Wisconsin. He'll share the stage with Ben Harper and The National.

A Democratic official said the party is spending $50 million to try to re-engage voters under 30, who made up for nearly a third of the new voters who helped elect Obama in 2008.

There were 15 million of these new young voters out there two years ago. The administration is fanning out across the country to try and reach them. Vice President Joe Biden will speak at Penn State, DNC Chairman Tim Kaine will rally with Senate candidate Chris Coons (D) at the University of Delaware. HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius will speak at the University of Maryland. Labor Secretary Hilda Solis will headline a rally at California State-Los Angeles. United States Trade Representative Ron Kirk will rally with students at North Carolina Central University.

The DNC is hosting more than 200 watch parties at college campuses across the country, and on Monday was sending text messages to supporters to let them know about the upcoming rallies and the location of the nearest watch party.

Thursday night Obama will appear at the kickoff of a 3-day political youth summit in Washington. He'll appear with hiphop star B.o.B. at Constitution Hall. MORE...

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