August 19th, 2008
02:53 PM ET
6 years ago

Obama camp announces major weekend event in home state

Obama's event Saturday is at Springfield’s Old State Capitol, where he launched his presidential campaign.
Obama's event Saturday is at Springfield’s Old State Capitol, where he launched his presidential campaign.

(CNN) – Barack Obama's campaign confirms that the Illinois senator will hold an event in his home state Saturday, kicking off the "roll into the convention" - but would not confirm or deny reports that he might be joined on stage by a running mate.

The event will be held in the Old State Capitol in Springfield - where Obama first launched his presidential bid a year and a half ago.


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soundoff (253 Responses)
  1. Janet, IN

    Whoohooooo, here we go. This is so exciting.

    Obama 08

    August 19, 2008 02:54 pm at 2:54 pm |
  2. Lisa

    Barack,

    I know whoever you selected will be an excellent choice and I'm so excited about the ticket already.

    Go Barack, Go America!
    We are taking our country back!!!!

    August 19, 2008 02:55 pm at 2:55 pm |
  3. Rudy NYC

    Wouldn't it be ironic if more folks show up than they did in Berlin? Don't expect it to happen though. More people live in New York City, NYC, than the entire state of Illinois. And that does include Chicago.

    August 19, 2008 02:55 pm at 2:55 pm |
  4. Latina for Obama...NJ

    I wish I could be there

    obama 08

    August 19, 2008 02:56 pm at 2:56 pm |
  5. Lisa

    America is getting brighter and brighter everyday. This is great news.

    O/08

    August 19, 2008 02:56 pm at 2:56 pm |
  6. jimmy

    joe biden is a good choice by Obama ,but are they going to win/

    August 19, 2008 02:56 pm at 2:56 pm |
  7. joshua

    IF CLINTON IS NOT VP OBAMA CAN GO TO HELL, ILL VOTE MCAIN CAUSE I AM INDEPENDANT

    August 19, 2008 02:57 pm at 2:57 pm |
  8. Dana, MS

    I just got an email stating that I can volunteer in Denver. I'm so excited and can't wait to do my part in changing America.

    OBAMA 08

    August 19, 2008 02:57 pm at 2:57 pm |
  9. Lorraine

    The calm before the storm.

    Obama 08

    August 19, 2008 02:58 pm at 2:58 pm |
  10. OBAMA Supporter all the way

    We're behind you Obama!

    August 19, 2008 02:59 pm at 2:59 pm |
  11. Candice, KY

    These last two weeks have been too much. First Phelps in Bejing, now Barack with his great news. I'm loving it. If I could bottle the feeling I have I'd sell it!!!

    Whoohooooo, eight years of misery and one election season of shear heaven.

    Obama 08

    August 19, 2008 02:59 pm at 2:59 pm |
  12. MikeH

    He needs to do more of these and give rousing speeches.

    Bayou Joe, you're a walking argument for birth control, did someone perform a partial lobotomy on you?

    August 19, 2008 03:00 pm at 3:00 pm |
  13. DAVID

    OBAMA / EDWARDS 08

    LET THESE MEN RULE

    August 19, 2008 03:00 pm at 3:00 pm |
  14. T GUY

    WAY TO GO OBAMA, WE ARE BEHIND YOU ALL THE WAY.

    OBAMA.........08

    August 19, 2008 03:00 pm at 3:00 pm |
  15. Scot

    I wish I lived closer because this announcement is going to dominate the media through the democratic convention.
    I love how Obama can keep the attention of the media throughout this process, which keeps the attention away from McCain.
    I wonder how many people will be there? Lots.

    August 19, 2008 03:01 pm at 3:01 pm |
  16. Debbie, NY

    I'd like to teach the world to sing
    In perfect harmony
    I'd like to give the world a chance
    And keep it company

    Peace Out

    O/08

    August 19, 2008 03:02 pm at 3:02 pm |
  17. Alice Brinkley

    Yes, give rousing speeches - that's all you are competent for.

    August 19, 2008 03:02 pm at 3:02 pm |
  18. YOLANDA

    PUMA

    PUMA
    PUMA

    IF NO HILLARY THEN NO VOTE FOR OBAMA

    August 19, 2008 03:02 pm at 3:02 pm |
  19. TK,GA

    BARACK THE VOTE, BABY. HERE WE GO!

    August 19, 2008 03:03 pm at 3:03 pm |
  20. Ann

    Don't be an idiot, Obama? The only sensible choice is Hillary Clinton as your VP. If you want to unify the party, it is the only choice.

    August 19, 2008 03:03 pm at 3:03 pm |
  21. Thomas Paine

    Obama, what's your position on Emile Jones who wants to anoint his son as the inheritor of Illinois Senate seat.

    August 19, 2008 03:03 pm at 3:03 pm |
  22. Farrell, Houston, Tx

    THE WHOLE WORLD IS WATCHING AND WAITING FOR CHANGE WHICH WILL BRING BACK PEACE AND PROSPERITY. OBAMA IS WHAT THE WORLD IS WAITING FOR, DON'T BE AFRAID OF OBAMA, BE AFRAID OF THE DIRECTION OUR COUNTRY IS HEADED UNDER THE REPUBLICAN ADMINISTRATION.

    August 19, 2008 03:03 pm at 3:03 pm |
  23. Martha

    Obama and Biden look real good together. They would make a great team.

    August 19, 2008 03:04 pm at 3:04 pm |
  24. kel

    david unless you have been living under a rock for the last two weeks you will know that it will not be JOHN EDWARDS

    August 19, 2008 03:04 pm at 3:04 pm |
  25. Nadia, TX

    Alice,
    Don't you think conventions and elections are meant for rousing speeches?

    Go Barack!

    August 19, 2008 03:04 pm at 3:04 pm |
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