Obama to talk health care in Grand Junction
August 13, 2009
GRAND JUNCTION – The president of the United States and Colorado’s junior U.S. senator both will be traversing the state later this week to talk with constituents about health care reform.
Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., will be in the towns of Frisco and Edwards on Aug. 14, and President Barack Obama will be in Grand Junction on Saturday.
The Bennet meetings will be at 8 a.m. at the Frisco Community Center, 151 Peak One Blvd. in Frisco, located in Summit County, and at 10:30 a.m. at the Colorado Mountain College complex in Edwards, which is in Eagle County, less than an hour east of Glenwood Springs along I-70.
Obama is to appear on Saturday at a town hall meeting, at the Central High School gymnasium in Grand Junction, at 4:15 p.m.. A limited number of tickets are to be available through the White House website, http://www.whitehouse.gov/advance/ColoradoTownHall8-15-09, until noon today.
The theme of all three meetings is to be the ongoing health-care reform debate, according to news reports and messages from Bennet’s and Obama’s public information officials.
Bennet also is expected to stop in Rifle on Friday morning for a brief get-together with gas and oil company officials, although it is not billed as a public meeting.
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Bennet’s press relations officer, Michael Amodeo, explained that the senator already has held one town meeting in Glenwood Springs earlier this year, and that he had to cancel meetings in Frisco and Edwards due to weather-related problems; the two Friday meetings are a chance for him to make up for the earlier cancellations.