October 20th, 2010 | by NIGEL JAQUISS News | Posted In: CLEAN UP, Politics

Obama Minus 10: Program of President's Appearance For Kitzhaber Includes Some Interesting Names

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Former Gov. John Kitzhaber's spokeswoman Jillian Schoene says the crowd on hand for President Obama at the Oregon Convention Center has already exceeded 7,000, with a line still snaking down Martin Luther King Boulevard outside.

The program for Obama's scheduled 6 pm speech includes some interesting names beyond Kitzhaber, the Democratic gubernatorial nominee: Oregon Bus Project founder Rep. Jefferson Smith (D-Portland) will welcome the crowd and then lead the Pledge of Allegiance; Pink Martini singer China Forbes will sing the national anthem and U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) will speak on behalf of Oregon's congressional delegation.

Unlike many high-level addresses by elected officials, no advance copies of the speeches by either Obama or Kitzhaber are available, which may mean both will wing their remarks.
 
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