Clinton, Lee, Kerry, Craig Newmark, Ted Kennedy Here Friday and Saturday

By Judith Scherr
Friday February 01, 2008

Superstars and locals are gearing up for “super-duper” Tuesday, Feb. 5. 

At noon today (Friday) at Sproul Plaza, Barbara Lee will join Craig Newmark of Craigslist and hip-hop artists to stump for Barack Obama. 

Down the street, at 2 p.m. Sen. Edward “Ted” Kennedy will speak on Obama’s behalf at Beebe Memorial Cathedral, 3900 Telegraph Ave. in Oakland.  

Tomorrow (Saturday) at 11 a.m. there will be a get-out-the-vote rally for Obama at Frank Ogawa Plaza at 14th Street and Broadway in Oakland. 

Also tomorrow, John Kerry will participate in a “canvass kick-off rally” at 9:30 a.m. at Everett Middle School in San Francisco's Noe Valley, 450 Church Street.  

Not to be outdone, rival Hillary Clinton is flying into the Bay Area, first for a 4 p.m. appearance at the San Jose Convention Center, then for a 7 p.m. rally at the Orpheum Theatre on Market Street. 

The Obama campaign has been running a grassroots operation in the ninth congressional district with captains organized in almost every precinct, according to Obama spokesperson Erin Callahan. The Daily Planet was unable to reach the Clinton campaign. 

The Obama campaign can be reached at www.barackobama.com—plug in a zip code for local events. The Oakland office is at 510-268-1008. 

The local Clinton campaign can be reached at http://www.hillaryclinton.com/hq/california/