Omaha North High School at 36th and Ames Avenue in Omaha will is busy with activity for Democratic Presidential Nominee Hillary Clinton’s rally this afternoon.
North Omaha Advocate Preston Love Jr. says Clinton specifically chose today’s visit wisely. He says it is an important stop in her campaign.
Love says, “Surely it is focusing on the 2nd Congressional District where a democrat won that district in 2008. I’m sure that it is her desire, and our desire Democrats win that congressional district again. The major vote in the 2nd Congressional District is in north Omaha. It makes political sense.”
Love goes on to say that it is an honor that one of the nominees comes to our state and city. It is a sign of respect for the state, the city and for all of us.
“It makes political sense for the nominee to come to north Omaha because this is the base she has and the potential she has to get another electoral vote,” Love says.
There has been about 5,500 ticket requests for today’s event. There is room for about 500 people inside the school gymnasium with room for another 500 in the cafeteria area of the school. Lines started forming at daybreak but doors don’t open until 2:45. Clinton will be introduced by Warren Buffett at 4:30 this afternoon and the rally will run until 6 p.m.