No Tickets Left for Obama Visit
The free tickets for President Barack Obama's visit Friday to Tampa were all taken in less than five hours.
If you waited to get tickets to see President Barack Obama at Hillsborough Community College Friday, you're out of luck.
Obama's Florida campaign said Wednesday that the free tickets were snatched up in less than five hours, when they were made available Tuesday.
People flooded the four Tampa Bay-area Obama For America offices where tickets were handed out on a first-come, first-serve basis Tuesday.
Even some Republicans got in on the action, like Scott Goldston, who joined his wife and daughter in line at the Obama campaign office in Riverview.
"I'm a Republican, I voted for Obama last time," Goldston told Brandon Patch. "I just wanted to hear him talk, to see if I wanted to vote for him again."
The free tickets were also handed out at the Obama re-election offices in St. Petersburg, Ybor City and Wesley Chapel.
If You Go
Obama will be speaking Friday afternoon, June 22, at the Dale Mabry Campus of Hillsborough Community College, 4001 W. Tampa Bay Blvd.
The president is expected to speak at about 4:15 p.m., his campaign said.