President Barack Obama is making a stop Friday at George Mason University in Fairfax, where he will discuss the economy during a grassroots event in the university's Center for the Arts Concert Hall.
The stop is the first of two for the president Friday. After the event at GMU, scheduled for 10:45 a.m., Obama will continue to Cleveland, Ohio, according to a media advisory.
At both events, the president will talk with voters about the "two fundamentally different visions" — his own and that of Republican challenger Mitt Romney — "of how to grow the economy, create middle-class jobs and restore middle-class economic security," the advisory says.
Virginia and Ohio both allow early voting; the president is expected to encourage those attending the events to register to vote, and vote early in person or by mail.
Tickets are free and are available on a first-come, first-serve basis starting 9 a.m. Thursday at the Fairfax Obama campaign office (11215-P Lee Highway, Fairfax) around the back of the Fairfax Centre shopping center and Falls Church (7285 Arlington Blvd., Falls Church) campaign offices.
The two campaign offices will allow a maximum of two tickets per person; however, you must have the name and contact information for the second person using the ticket.
Doors will open at 8:30 a.m. Friday.