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McCain Preps at UNI's West Gym


by Lauren Squires

CEDAR FALLS (KWWL) - This weekend, the Mccain-Palin ticket is visiting four cities in Iowa.  Vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin is in the state today with appearances in Sioux City and Des Moines. 

Republican nominee John McCain will be in the state tomorrow coming to Waterloo and KWWL for a special live broadcast of Meet the Press and Cedar Falls for a campaign rally at the University of Northern Iowa. That leaves only a few days for preparations, for such a small venue.

This was the scene this afternoon at the west gym on the UNI campus as crews prepared for tomorrows rally.  Setting up media platforms, barricades, and security check points. Not to mention lots of red, white and blue. 

McCain supports also gathered to make homemade signs for the rally; just one of the many parts of prep for what's expected to be a packed house. "We are looking forward to tomorrow's event. I'm sure its going to be a capacity crowd in this facility and it'll be exciting," said Don Wood of the Blackhawk County Republicans.

More than 2000 tickets have been issued for tomorrow's event. The next task will be security and fire code.

Tonight at ten we'll hear from the Cedar Falls Fire Marshall about just how many people can pack into the west gym.

Online Reporter: Lauren Squires
Online Producer: Mike Verlo

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