Presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama will speak at a campaign rally this Sunday at Asheville High School, according to a statement from his campaign. The event will be free and open to the public.
The rally will be held in Asheville High’s Memorial Stadium, where gates will open at noon. The event is scheduled to start at 2 p.m. Tickets will not be required, but the campaign requests that attendees RSVP through Obama’s Web site.
Obama will be in Asheville to practice for next Tuesday’s presidential debate, to be held in Nashville, against Sen. John McCain. This will be Obama’s first public appearance in Asheville.
Recent polls have indicated that Obama has a narrow lead or is tied with McCain in North Carolina.
— David Forbes, staff writer