Democrats in the Wichita area got robocalls Thursday inviting them to come help kick off Barack Obama’s post-convention presidential campaign this weekend.
An Obama open house will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday in conjunction with the annual Demofest event at Wichita State University’s Hughes Metropolitan Complex, said Samatha Finke, Kansas field representative for the Obama campaign.
The campaign will be signing up and organizing volunteers to help the Obama campaign in the sprint to the Nov. 4 general election. Voter registration and absentee ballot applications will also be available, Finke said.
A variety of Obama merchandise will be on sale.
The keynote speakers for the Demofest are former congressman Jim Slattery and state Sen. Donald Betts. Slattery is running against incumbent Republican Sen. Pat Roberts while Betts is challenging incumbent U.S. Rep. Todd Tiahrt.
Although the events are at roughly the same time, those who attend the Obama open house also will be able to attend the Slattery and Betts speeches, Finke said.
The Obama open house and the Slattery/Betts rally at 4 p.m. are free and open to the public, said Jenny Davidson, spokeswoman for the state Democratic Party (and the voice on the robocalls).
The Hughes Metropolitan Complex is at the southeast corner of Oliver and 29th St. North.