ATLANTA, Ga. -- Barack Obama is in Atlanta today campaign for Georgia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams.
Obama is attending the "Get out the Vote" rally along with Abrams and other Democratic candidates at Forbes Arena at Morehouse College Friday night.
Doors open at 5PM.
On Wednesday, organizers gave out free tickets to the rally. Thousands stood in long lines for hours to get tickets. But, those tickets do not guarantee admission, according to the Georgia Democratic Party.
WHAT TO KNOW BEFORE YOU GO
Information from Georgia Democrats website.
Food and Beverages: Guests are not allowed to bring any liquids into the arena, but food and beverages will be sold during the event inside Forbes Arena.
Security: All guests will go through airport-like security and are asked to bring as few personal items as possible. No large bags or backpacks, lawn chairs, umbrellas, sharp objects, weapons, signs, food, banners, flags, liquids including bottled waters (there will be ample water inside) will be allowed inside the venue. Cell phones and small cameras without large lenses are permitted.
Parking Info: Limited parking is available on Morehouse College campus. There will be a very large crowd accessing the campus and the various parking structures. Please be prepared to do a little walking in case the nearest lots are full when you arrive. Ridesharing and use of public transportation is highly encouraged. ADA parking is located in the parking lot of Mt. Moriah Baptist Church. This lot is accessible from Atlanta Student Movement Blvd. right before the intersection of Atlanta Student Movement Blvd. and Joseph E. Lowery Blvd. SW.
Marta: Ashby Transit Station is the closet, but be prepared to walk.
The Georgia governor's race is one of the most closely-watched contests of the 2018 midterm election. If elected, Abrams would be the first African American woman governor in the United States.
Kemp, the current Georgia secretary of state, won a contested Republican primary in July largely by embracing Donald Trump and by airing controversial TV advertisements highlighting his opposition to illegal immigration and his support for the Second Amendment.
"Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp will be a great governor," President Trump tweeted on Oct. 20. "He has been successful at whatever he has done, and has prepared for this very difficult and complex job for many years. He has my Strong Endorsement. His opponent is totally unqualified. Would destroy a great state!"
Polls have Abrams and Kemp virtually tied, making a December a possibility should neither candidate get more than 50 percent of the vote. Libertarian Ted Metz is also in the race.