Obama’s Florida campaign said Wednesday that the free tickets were snatched up in less than five hours, when they were made available Tuesday.
People flooded the four Tampa Bay-area Obama For America offices where tickets were handed out on a first-come, first-serve basis Tuesday.
Even some Republicans got in on the action, like Scott Goldston, who joined his wife and daughter in line at the Obama campaign office in Riverview.
“I’m a Republican, I voted for Obama last time,” Goldston told Brandon Patch. “I just wanted to hear him talk, to see if I wanted to vote for him again.”
The free tickets were also handed out at the Obama re-election offices in St. Petersburg, Ybor City and Wesley Chapel.