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Supporters from across Tennessee and around the country will converge at the Knoxville Convention Center on Saturday to participate in a public rally in support of General Wesley Clark, the four-star general and former Supreme Allied Commander of NATO who is considering a bid for the White House. The event is being organized by Draft Clark 2004, a nationwide grassroots organization encouraging Clark to run for the White House, and Tennessee for Clark, a regional Draft Clark 2004 chapter.
"The support for General Clark is overflowing across the state and across the region," said Austin Bond, a Draft Clark 2004 organizer. "The timing couldn't be better for him to enter the presidential race. Tennesseans stand ready to support a Clark candidacy."
Supporters of Gen. Clark from Tennessee, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Kentucky, Texas, California and Massachusetts
Public rally in support of Gen. Clark, sponsored by Draft Clark 2004 and Tennessee for Clark
Saturday, September 13, at 6 p.m.
Knoxville Convention Center, Cumberland Terrace -- 701 Henley Street
The rally will feature speakers from the nationwide Draft Clark movement, including Jason McIntosh, the founder of Draft Clark 2004. In addition, Hollywood actor and Clark supporter David Keith is scheduled to attend.
Clark is scheduled to address the annual Knox County Truman Day Dinner, which will take place at the convention center at 7 p.m. Clark, a Democrat, is expected to make a decision by Sept. 19 about whether he will enter the race. For more information about Saturday's Clark rally, please call the Draft Clark 2004 national headquarters in Little Rock at 501-801-8683.
About Draft Clark 2004
Draft Clark 2004, the first political committee to advocate drafting General Wesley Clark for President, is leading the way to convince Clark to declare his candidacy. DraftClark2004.com has organized over 200 regional coordinators in 50 states across the country to support a potential Clark campaign. Thousands of active volunteers are mobilizing Clark supporters nationwide to organize local grassroots activities on behalf of the national draft movement. In addition to its national headquarters in General Clark's hometown of Little Rock, Arkansas, Draft Clark 2004 operates a campaign field office in New Hampshire. The Draft Clark 2004 for President Committee has filed as a PAC with the Federal Election Commission but is not affiliated with General Clark, who is not a candidate. For more information on General Clark and the nationwide effort to draft him into the 2004 presidential race, please visit http://www.draftclark2004.net.