Obama offers heavy-hitting help for Pa. Democrats at Friday rally

Tickets will be available beginning at noon Tuesday.

Pat Loeb
September 17, 2018 - 8:46 pm
Former President Barack Obama talks to owner Young Jeon and orders food as he makes a campaign stop at Caffe Paradiso after speaking at University of Illinois in Urbana, Ill., on Sept. 7, 2018.

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PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Pennsylvania Democrats up for election in November will get some campaign help from the party's biggest name. 

Former President Barack Obama will be the featured speaker at a rally at the Dell Music Center Friday afternoon. Tickets will be available beginning at noon Tuesday.

Scheduled speakers include candidates from up and down the Democratic ballot, led by Gov. Tom Wolf, who's running for re-election against state Sen. Scott Wagner, and U.S. Sen. Bob Casey, who is seeking a third term in a race against Lou Barletta. 

The current president has already been in Pennsylvania vouching for Wagner and Barletta. Donald Trump Jr. will be in Hershey Friday night for a Republican fundraiser.

Doors open for the Dell rally at 2:30 p.m. Obama is expected to speak at 4:45 p.m. before going on to a fundraiser for Casey. 

Tickets are free and available — while they last — at Democratic headquarters in Ambler, Doylestown, Exton, Upper Darby and three places in Philadelphia, including:

  • Progress Plaza, 1501 N. Broad St.
  • 6817 Germantown Ave. in Mount Airy
  • 4409 Chestnut St.