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President Barack Obama, speaking at the University of Vermont. Photo: VT Digger
President Barack Obama, speaking at the University of Vermont. Photo: VT Digger

For Burlington, a visit from the president

President Barack Obama visited Burlington, Vermont last Friday for a fundraiser and campaign event. The state hasn't been visited by a sitting president since Clinton's trip in 1995. Obama arrived on Air Force One around 11:30 a.m. He met with Vermont politicians, lunched with high paying campaign donors, then spoke to a crowd of supporters at the University of Vermont. Sarah Harris was there and has our story.  Go to full article
Rep. Bill Owens at the legislative luncheon in Saranac Lake. Photo: Mark Kurtz
Rep. Bill Owens at the legislative luncheon in Saranac Lake. Photo: Mark Kurtz

Owens gives Obama points, considering the political climate

Democratic Representative Bill Owens says President Barack Obama is doing a "very reasonable job." Owens, who represents New York's 23rd Congressional District, spoke about Obama's job performance during a legislative luncheon at the Downhill Grill in Saranac Lake on Friday.

The event was hosted by the Saranac Lake Area Chamber of Commerce and drew a crowd of about 25 local business owners and officials. Chris Morris reports.  Go to full article

President Obama to visit Vermont in March

For the first time since 1995, a sitting president will be visiting the state of Vermont. That's according to the Burlington Free Press.

According to the newspaper, the White House has confirmed that Barack Obama will be visiting Burlington on March 30th "to participate in campaign events."

First Lady Michelle Obama visited Vermont last June, but this will be the president's first trip to the state since he won office.

The last sitting president to visit was Bill Clinton in 1995.  Go to full article
NYS Dem. Party Chair June O'Neill
NYS Dem. Party Chair June O'Neill

State Democrats prep for national convention: "get behind Obama and push"

The race for President continues to tighten in New York. A new Siena College poll shows Democrat Barack Obama leading Republican John McCain 47-39%, down from 50-37% in July and 51-33% in June. But state Democratic Party chair June O'Neill says it's early days yet. She agrees with what pollster Steven Greenberg said as he released the numbers yesterday: "Certainly the dynamic in the race will change with the two conventions." Not to mention the selections of vice presidential running mates. The Democratic National Convention is next week. New York's junior senator, Hillary Rodham Clinton, will have her name placed in nomination at the convention. She'll get a roll call vote. She'll also have a major speaking role at the convention, as will her husband, former President Bill Clinton. That after a bitter, and bitterly disappointing, primary campaign against Barack Obama. New York will send 281 voting delegates to the convention. Alternates bring that number up to 320; with families and friends, the total New York contingent is in the 650 range. That's the count from June O'Neill. As state chair, her role is part party whip, part travel agent. Martha Foley spoke with her during a lull, in her backyard in Morley, a rural hamlet on the edge of Canton.  Go to full article

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