Friday, October 19, 2012
The President stopped by GMU Friday morning to rally support before Election Day.
President Barack Obama made a campaign stop at George Mason University Friday morning, rallying a crowd of about 9,000 voters. Obama spoke about the economy, women's rights, and called Mass. Gov. Mitt Romney out for backtracking on his stances on such such issues. The President coined the term "Romnesia," drawing laughs and cheers from the crowd. See more about what Obama said during his rally here.
Friday, October 5, 2012
About 1,935 supporters listened to President Barack Obama speak Friday at George Mason University in Fairfax.
President Barack Obama warned the George Mason University community Friday that voting for Mitt Romney would mean a return to top-down economics and social freedoms predating Roe v. Wade. About 1,935 supporters and media packed the Center for the Arts at GMU's Fairfax campus for the rally, the first of two planned presidential stops Friday in Virginia and Ohio, both considered key battleground states. The presidential appearance came just hours after the Department of Labor announced the unemployment rate fell to 7.8 percent last month — the lowest national unemployment rate in the past four years and a figure that could help boost Obama's re-election campaign, experts said. “Today's news is not an excuse to talk down the economy to score …
Join Patch as we report live from President Barack Obama's event.
President Barack Obama will stop at George Mason University on Friday morning, addressing a crowd at the Center for the Arts. Can't make the event? Didn't get tickets? Join in as Patch brings you live updates from the event. Planning on going? Share your thoughts and pictures directly in the chat or by using the hashtags #GMU, #Patchpolitics or #ObamaGMU. The chat will begin at 10:30 a.m. Friday in this window. Obama's event is expected to begin at 10:45 a.m. More coverage: What the Friday Obama Event Means for Traffic Obama to Campaign at George Mason on Friday
What you need to know about President Barack Obama's appearance at GMU.
President Barack Obama will speak Friday morning at George Mason University's Center for the Arts. Here's what to expect if you plan on going or just passing through. Traffic and parking: For those who want to go: Information provided by George Mason University. Check Patch for live updates from the event.
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Public Policy Polling shows Romney with 51-45 advantage with male vote in the state.
With the election less than two months away, President Barack Obama leads the state of Virginia by 5 points, 51 to 46, in a match-up with former Gov. Mitt Romney, according to a poll released Sunday by Public Policy Polling of Raleigh, NC. "Barack Obama continues to look like the definite favorite in Virginia," said Dean Debnam, president of Public Policy Polling, in a news release. "And it's hard to imagine a scenario where Obama would win Virginia but lose the election." The Virginians who are "most excited" about the presidential race? Women, young voters and African Americans, the poll noted in its news release. The poll also showed: The poll surveyed 1,021 likely Virginia voters from Sept. 13-16. Read more about the presidential …
Sunday, February 19, 2012
Let us know where you fall on the issue in our Patch poll.
President Obama stopped by the Annandale campus of Northern Virginia Community College on Monday to talk about his 2013 budget, which includes an $8 billion fund to train people for careers in high-demand industries. The proposal also includes programs that will increase taxes on the wealthy and increase spending on infrastructure. If you'd like to get into the nitty-gritty, a full copy of his proposal is available on the White House's website. Let us know your inital reaction to the plan by weighing in on our Patch poll. Feel free to elaborate in the comments section.