September 17, 2018
Former President Barack Obama will be in Philadelphia on Friday campaigning for Gov. Tom Wolf and Sen. Bob Casey as they run for reelection this fall.
Obama will appear at a rally held at the Dell Music Center, 2400 Strawberry Mansion Drive, and tickets will be available on a first come, first serve basis. Tickets will become available starting Tuesday at noon, but must be acquired in person at a Pennsylvania Democratic Party office. Here are the offices that will have tickets:
• 3900 Hamilton Blvd. Suite 101, Allentown, PA 18103
• 714 N Bethlehem Pike Suite 200, Ambler, PA 19002
• Scott Wallace for Congress, 80 North Main St., Doylestown, PA 18901
• 631 Pottstown Pike Exton, PA 19341
• 6817 Germantown Ave. Philadelphia, PA 19119
• 1501-17 N Broad St. Philadelphia, PA 19102
• 4409 Chestnut St. Philadelphia, PA 19104
• 434 Walnut St. Reading, PA 19601
• 130 S State Rd, Upper Darby, PA 19082
According to KYW, the doors for the rally will open around 2:30 p.m. Obama will take to the stage around 4:45 p.m.
Friday evening Obama will attend a fundraiser for Casey.
Obama also is scheduled to stop in Cleveland and New York, among other areas, in support of Democratic candidates in the midterm elections. Obama's visit to Philadelphia coincides with Donald Trump Jr.'s visit to Hershey, also this Friday, where he will attend a state Republican fundraiser as the keynote speaker.
In the Philadelphia area, Democrats are hoping to flip four U.S. House seats and more than 12 state legislative seats on the ballot. Casey and Wolf are currently leading the polls for their respective races.