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Venue moved for Obama’s visit to Maine on March 30

Pablo Martinez Monsivais | AP
Pablo Martinez Monsivais | AP
President Barack Obama speaks at a campaign event at Minute Maid Park, Friday, March, 9, 2012, in Houston, Texas.
By Eric Russell, BDN Staff

SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine — A fundraising appearance by President Barack Obama scheduled for later this month has been moved to accommodate more supporters.

The event on Friday, March 30, now will be held at the Hutchinson Union Building gymnasium on the Southern Maine Community College campus.

General admission tickets to hear the president speak start at $100, but there will be a limited number of $44 tickets available for students. Doors will open at 3 p.m.

Anyone interested in attending can email ObamaMaineReception2012@gmail.com to request additional information.

Obama, who is running for re-election this fall, also is expected to attend a private fundraiser the same day, the Maine Democratic Party announced last month.

The president was last in Maine in July 2010, when he and his family spent several days vacationing on Mount Desert Island. Obama also came to the Portland Expo in April 2010 to tout his health care legislation.

Before that, he visited Bangor in February 2008 when he was vying for his party’s nomination. Obama ended up getting the nomination and then won 58 percent of the vote in Maine to Republican John McCain’s 40 percent.

First lady Michelle Obama participated in a pair of private re-election fundraisers in Maine last year. One was at the Ocean Gateway terminal in Portland and another at a private home in Cape Elizabeth.

For more information about the March 30 event, visit my.barackobama.com/march30portlandreception.

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