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Obama Rally Draws 100,000 in Missouri (WSJ.com) - 0 views

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    Barack Obama attracted 100,000 people at a Saturday rally here, his biggest crowd ever at a U.S. event.

    The crowd assembled under the Gateway Arch on a sunny Saturday afternoon to hear Obama speak about taxes and slam the Republicans on economic issues.

    Lt. Samuel Dotson of the St. Louis Police Department confirmed the number of attendees piled into the grassy lawn by the Mississippi River.

    To be sure, big crowds don't always signal a big turnout on Election Day. But Obama's ability to draw his largest audience yet in a typically red state that just weeks ago looked out of reach, could signal a changing electoral map.
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