Obama vs. Palin: Battle of the Spouses

Categories: Elections

Barack Obama's wife, Michelle Obama, and Gov. Sarah Palin's husband, Todd Palin, will both swing through Minnesota this week to excite voters who are more than sick of seeing the candidates themselves. Expect lovey-dovey anecdotes and side-splitting rural humor. We can't wait.

Michele Obama will be in Rochester and St. Paul today. Todd Palin will be in northern Minnesota Thursday and Friday. More details after the jump.

From the Obama campaign press release:

Michelle Obama will talk to voters Monday about the economy.


Taylor Arena at the Mayo Civic Center
30 Civic Center Drive SE
Rochester, MN

Gates Open: 10:30 AM
Program Begins: 12:00 PM
Public Entrance: Front Circle Drive Entrance into the Grand Lobby

The event is free and open to the public. Free tickets are available at on a first-come, first served basis via email by visiting http://mn.barackobama.com or by contacting the Olmstead Co. Obama Campaign for Change office: (507) 536-9785.

Parking Information:
Public and ADA parking are available in the Civic Center parking ramp and the 1st and 2nd St. parking ramps. There are also Pay-by-the-Box parking lots South of the Civic Center. Limited downtown street parking is also available. Carpooling is suggested.


She will be joined by U.S. Rep. Tim Walz in Rochester and U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar in St. Paul.

Macalester College
Leonard Center
125 Snelling Ave S
St. Paul, MN

Doors Open: 2:30PM
Program Begins: 4:00PM

This event is free and open to the public. Tickets are NOT required but an RSVP is strongly encouraged. To RSVP, please visit mn.barackobama.com. Space is available on a first come first serve basis.

***For security reasons, do not bring bags or umbrellas. Please limit personal belongings. No signs or banners permitted.***

Todd Palin's visit details according to the Star Tribune:

John McCain's Minnesota campaign says Todd Palin is expected to speak with voters and outdoors enthusiasts in Duluth, Grand Rapids and Bemidji on Thursday. He'll then visit Thief River Falls and Moorhead on Friday.

Palin will tour the state with his snowmobile racing partner Scott Davis, who's a native of Grand Rapids.

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