WISCONSINREPORT.COM (06/23/08) - The former rivals for the right to become the official Democratic candidate to run on the national presidential election will campaign together in Unity, New Hampshire Friday, June 27th. The location, announced Monday, June 23rd, was reportedly chosen for it's symbolic name, and because Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama each received 107 votes in the primary voting there January 8th, which, seems to be more symbolism.
New Hampshire is expected to be one of those "battleground states" that viewers and listeners to political pundits are told about during this campaign season.
Republican John McCain won the New Hampshire primary in his unsuccessful 2000 presidential bid. McCain won the state again in this year's primary. A General Election battle over presidential New Hampshire votes could be brewing for November 2008.
The Unity, New Hampshire rally will be the day after Obama and Clinton meet privately Thursday at a Washington hotel with former Clinton donors, who will undoubtedly be asked to throw some financial support Obama's way.
The Clinton donor meeting is being sandwiched in between separate scheduled appearances by Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama at a gathering of Latinos in Washington D.C. which starts Wednesday and runs through the weekend.
Hillary will speak at 1:30 pm (Eastern) Thursday at the 25th Annual Conference of the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO). Obama will speak to the nation's leading Latino political organization Saturday.
New York Senator Hillary Clinton suspended her campaign for the Democratic nomination earlier this month after Illinois Senator Barack Obama had gathered enough total delegates through the primary voting process, and from Superdelegates, to clinch the nomination.
Republican Arizona Senator John McCain is also scheduled to speak to the NALEO gathering at 11:00 (Eastern Time)Saturday, followed by Democrat Barack Obama an hour later.