Holy shit, this is awesome.
The Maldives with Grand Hallway's Tomo Nakayama are playing at a rally on Sunday afternoon in Tacoma for Governor Christine Gregoire and veep-to-be Joe Biden, according to what I just read on Facebook. It is scheduled to take place at Cheney Stadium, home of the Tacoma Rainiers minor league baseball team (and the home of my first job) at 2pm. The News Tribune is reporting on their blog:
Sen. Joe Biden is scheduled to appear at Cheney Stadium at 2 p.m. Sunday, according to Nathe Lawver, Pierce County Democratic Party chairman.
The gates open at noon. There is no cost to attend. The stadium holds about 7,500 people in the grandstands and right field bleachers, said Mike Combs, public assembly facilities director for the City of Tacoma.
Gov. Chris Gregoire, who is locked in a tight race with Republican challenger Dino Rossi, also will be at the Cheney Stadium event, Gregoire spokesman Aaron Toso said.
To get in, another website, The Melon, says:
He will be coming to Cheney Stadium in Tacoma, 2502 S Tyler St on Sunday October 19. Doors will open at 12PM. The event is free and open to the public, but a ticket will be required and we request that you RSVP to the Tacoma Campaign for Change office at 253-683-4187 to reserve a ticket.
If you are interested in volunteering that day to staff the event, please email Dustin Lambro, Regional Field Director for the Campaign for Change, at [email protected] Volunteer call time is 10AM, and we will need your help until 5PM.
I've been saying privately for weeks that although Barack Obama is polling a double-digit lead over John McCain, Governor Gregoire is in a dead heat in her race against uber-jackass Dino Rossi. I'm glad that Biden is coming out to help Gregoire find some coattails to ride to (hopefully) re-election.