North Carolina State students line up for tickets to see President Obama on North Carolina visit

White House says the president will be here January 15 for an economic event.
January 13, 2014 10:05:29 AM PST
The hottest ticket on the North Carolina State campus Monday wasn't for a rock band or basketball game. Instead, hundreds of students stood in line for a chance to see the president of the United States.

Less than 500 tickets were up for grabs, and many missed out.

President Obama's visit to North Carolina and the NCSU campus Wednesday has been billed as "an event on the economy."

In a statement released Saturday, NC State Chancellor Randy Woodson said, "We are honored to welcome President Obama and look forward to demonstrating how NC State is a pre-eminent research enterprise that excels in driving economic growth and educating the workforce of the future."

Political experts who spoke to ABC11 believe the president will touch on the lack of unemployment benefits in North Carolina. They also believe his visit is helping solidify North Carolina's growth and role as a big political battleground.

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