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Senator John Edwards to Speak at Pomona College on Wednesday, Feb. 25

In his only Los Angeles area stop on Wednesday, February 25, U.S. Senator John Edwards, one of the two leading contenders for the Democratic presidential nomination, will speak at Pomona College in Claremont.

The event will begin at 11 a.m. in the Edmunds Ballroom at the Smith Campus Center (170 East Sixth Street, Claremont). Tickets for the event, which is free, will be available at the College's Smiley Residence Hall (550 N. College Way at Sixth Street), beginning at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, February 25. Six hundred tickets will be reserved for members of The Claremont Colleges community, and 200 tickets are reserved for members of the public. (Attendance will be limited to the number of people who can safely fit into the Edmunds Ballroom.) There is no reserved parking.

Senator Edwards was invited to the Pomona campus by the student group Claremont for Edwards. News about Edwards' upcoming visit has generated considerable excitement, according to James Solomon, a sophomore at Pomona and a leader of Claremont for Edwards. "The students that I talk to are very active and incredibly knowledgeable about the race for the Democratic presidential nomination. This visit is a great opportunity for Edwards and the students. ... Edwards really has a coherent argument about the state of America and very detailed policy ideas about education, health care, politics and taxes."