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President Obama Talks Jobs and the Economy at Mason

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President Barack Obama held a campaign Rally on Friday, October 5, at George Mason University. The event took place on Mason’s Fairfax campus at the Center for the Arts. The President spoke to a crowd of 1,935 students, faculty, staff, and other supporters from the Northern Virginia area.

Before the President spoke and made his own case for why he should be re-elected, former Virginia Governor and Democratic nominee  for the U.S. Senate Tim Kaine shared why he believed President Obama should be re-elected.

The President took the stage with good news on the jobs front. A few hours before speaking the U.S. Department of Labor released its monthly jobs report for September. The report showed the economy added 114,000 jobs and the unemployment rate dropping to 7.8%.

The economy was the main focus of the Presidents speech. He also spoke directly to issues that have an impact on young people particularly college students. Issues such as college tuition cost, jobs, and healthcare.

Virginia is a swing state in this election cycle. President Obama won the state in 2008 and hopes he can pull off a repeat victory on November 6.

President Obama’s full remarks can be seen here:

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