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Obama Hosts Hybrid Town Hall for the Home Stretch

BY Nancy Scola | Tuesday, October 12 2010

With just a few weeks left before voting day, President and campaigner Barack Obama will be the star of a hybrid online-offline town hall tonight at George Washington University in DC. Obama, says the Democratic National Committee, will be taking questions from the people chosen to be in the audience as well as through Twitter, Facebook, and, reports the DNC with a tone of excitement in their emails, Skype. OFA's Jeremy Bird emails:

President Obama has been all around the country lately, getting folks fired up for the November elections.

Tonight, at 7:00 p.m. Eastern Time, the President will be at a unique event -- a town hall-style meeting at George Washington University including folks who cast ballots for the very first time in 2008...

I'm looking forward to taking part myself -- this will be a great way to get ready for these final three weeks.

Should you be so inclined, you can watch the whole thing live at BarackObama.com/live. The idea is for the town hall to be the centerpiece of OFA "house parties" being held tonight across the country.

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