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Palin likely to draw crowd at Shippensburg today

October 28, 2008|By DON AINES

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - The Franklin County Republican Committee headquarters ran out of Sarah Palin tickets again Monday, but more will be available today for her appearance at Shippensburg University.

The first 1,000 tickets to see the GOP vice presidential nominee ran out in 90 minutes Saturday with a line of people extending from the headquarters at Southgate Mall to the Big Lots store, Committee Chairman Jim Taylor said. A second 1,000 tickets were available Monday, but were gone by about 4 p.m., he said.

On Monday night, Taylor said the McCain-Palin campaign was going to deliver another 1,000 tickets for the rally this afternoon. The tickets will be available beginning at 10 a.m., he said.

"We've been getting calls from Virginia, West Virginia and Maryland" for tickets, Taylor said. "There's a lot of enthusiasm for her from the people coming in here."

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The Alaska governor is scheduled to speak at about 4:15 p.m. at Heiges Field House with doors opening to the public at 2:15 p.m., according to the campaign.

Republican nominee John McCain and Palin are scheduled to make a joint appearance earlier in the day in Hershey, Pa., according to the campaign schedule of events. The Web site listed ticket locations in Shippensburg, Gettysburg, York, Mechanicsburg and Carlisle, as well as Chambersburg.

According to the university Web site, the field house can hold 4,000 people.

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