Here Are Details on the Obama and Clinton Rally in Philly Tonight
In one final effort to get out the vote before Election Day, the Obamas will join the Clintons for a rally equipped with rock-star performances – and yes, it’s all happening in Philadelphia.
Both Bruce Springsteen and Jon Bon Jovi will join the families tonight at Independence Hall. The musicians will perform sometime after the event kicks off at 7:30 p.m. Hillary, Bill and Chelsea Clinton and Barack and Michelle Obama will all be in attendance.
To prepare for the rally, the following street closures will go into effect at 10 a.m.:
- Market Street, from 4th to 7th Street
- 5th Street, Arch to Market Street
- 6th Street, Arch to Chestnut Street
The closures, combined with the lingering fallout from the recently-resolved SEPTA strike, will likely make the area especially congested. The Market-Frankford Line will not stop at 5th Street Station today.
MFL: Starting at 9AM, service will operate every 15 minutes. Trains will not service 5th Street Station due to the Hillary Clinton Rally.
— SEPTA (@SEPTA_MFL) November 7, 2016
It’s best to show up very, very early if you want to secure a good spot. Doors open at 4 p.m. at the entrance of the event, located at the 4th and Chestnut streets. You can RSVP here.
Obama last visited in September when he spoke near the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. The Clinton campaign has made Philadelphia at top priority in recent weeks, with several celebrities making stops here, like Anne Hathaway and Natalie Portman.
This will likely be the biggest Clinton campaign event in Philadelphia. In a recent Bloomberg Politics poll, Clinton secured 46 percent of support from likely voters across the country, while Trump secured 43 percent. The poll has a margin of error of 3.5 percentage points.
Clinton leads by 2.8 percent in Pennsylvania, according to RealClearPolitics’ polling averages.
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