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Some at Obama's Minnesota speech not on his side

  • Associated Press
  • June 27, 2014 - 9:30 AM

MINNEAPOLIS — The crowd at President Barack Obama's economic policy speech isn't made up entirely of his supporters.

Some say they showed up Friday because they couldn't pass up a chance to see a sitting president in person even if they don't share his views.

Fifteen-year-old David O'Neill was with a group of boys wearing t-shirts for Republican Senate candidate Mike McFadden, who is in the race against Democratic Sen. Al Franken.

O'Neill says he attends the same school as McFadden's sons.

He says "it's pretty cool no matter what your political beliefs to see a president" in person.

Obama was due to give a policy speech from the ornate bandshell overlooking Lake Harriet in Minneapolis. After that, he was planning to head back to Washington following his two-day Minnesota trip.

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