Gov. Rendell to rally for Obama Oct. 30 at Gettysburg College

Pennsylvania Governor Edward Rendell and the granddaughter of a former president will stop at Gettysburg College on Thursday, Oct. 30, during a statewide bus tour to rally support for Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama.

The "Road to Change" tour will begin its rally at 8 a.m. in the College Union Building Ballroom. Doors will open at 7:30 a.m. Tickets are not required and the event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be available.

Gov. Rendell will be introduced by Susan Eisenhower, granddaughter of President Dwight D. Eisenhower and chairman of Leadership and Public Policy Programs at Gettysburg College's Eisenhower Institute. A lifelong Republican, Eisenhower was a keynote speaker at this year's national Democratic convention.

The bus tour will stop in more than 50 Pennsylvania towns and cities. It began in Erie and ends Monday night, Nov. 3, in Philadelphia.

Founded in 1832, Gettysburg College is a highly selective four-year residential college of liberal arts and sciences with a strong academic tradition. Alumni include Rhodes Scholars, a Nobel laureate, and other distinguished scholars. The college enrolls 2,600 undergraduate students and is located on a 200-acre campus adjacent to the Gettysburg National Military Park in Pennsylvania.

Posted: Tue, 28 Oct 2008

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