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Michelle Obama to visit Gainesville on Monday — details confirmed

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Update: 2:20 p.m. — Obama for America has confirmed that First Lady Michelle Obama will be speaking at the O’Connell Center Monday at 3:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public, though tickets are required due to the limited space.

Tickets will be made available on a first-come, first-served basis beginning at 6 p.m. Distribution will continue on Friday at 10 a.m. if tickets are still available.

Tickets can be claimed at the following locations:

Organizing for America—Gainesville
2727 NW 43rd Street
Gainesville, FL 32608

Organizing for America—Florida
315 SE 2nd Avenue
Gainesville, FL 32601

Alachua Democratic Executive Committee
901 NW 8th Avenue, Suite A-3
Gainesville, FL 32601

The Oak Grove at Santa Fe College
300 NW 83rd Street
Gainesville, FL 32606

University of Florida Box Office
O’Connell Center, Gate 1
Gale Lemerand Drive & W University Avenue
Gainesville, FL 32611

Update: 1:12 p.m. — WUFT has spoken with an Obama campaign official, and ticket locations have not been confirmed. We expect more information shortly.

Update: 12:34 p.m. — Jonathan Reiskind, with the Democratic Party of Alachua County, has confirmed four locations around town for ticket distribution for Monday’s event. Tickets will be distributed at Obama campaign Gainesville headquarters at 315 SE 2nd Ave; Alachua County Democratic Party headquarters at 901 NW 8th Ave; Gate 1 of the O’Connell Center; and Oak Road, on the Sante Fe campus. WUFT has not been able to confirm ticket availability or times of distribution.

Update: 11:24 p.m. — Michelle Obama is coming to Gainesville on Monday.

The first lady will be in Tallahassee before coming to Gainesville, according to Rod Smith, the Florida Democratic Party chairman.

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  • Sandra P

    Are tickets being distributed today? The time, but not date, of distribution is written above.