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Hundreds Wait in Line for Tickets to Obama's Town Hall Meeting

Over a thousand people flooded the streets of downtown to get tickets to see presidential candidate Barack Obama this Wednesday. KSMU's Nathan McVay has the story.

The oppressive heat didn't stop people from waiting hours to see presidential candidate Barack Obama.

Last night in downtown Springfield hundreds of children, students, grandparents and more stood in line hoping to get tickets to Barack Obama's town hall meeting. It's scheduled for this Wednesday at 10 a.m at Glendale High School.

Ann Williams, brought her granddaughter along, for what she says is a once in a lifetime experience.

Doris Reed says she believes Obama's visit to Springfield will give others an opportunity to see her favorite candidate.

Tickets were handed out starting at 6pm, but lines started to form before 4. Christopher Landorf arrived at 5:20 to see hundreds of people lined around the block.

Tristan Dorsey waited in line to get tickets for the Obama event even though she won't be able to vote in November. Dorsey is just 17 and is about to start her senior year at Republic High School.

The campaign office ran out of tickets just before 7 o'clock, leaving hundreds without tickets.

For those who do have tickets, doors open at 8 am on Wednesday. For KSMU news, I'm Nathan McVay.