GRAND JUNCTION, Colo (KKCO) A few dozen people were literally running, tickets in hand, to try and make it in the doors before they closed. A campaign official abruptly announced secret service would not let anyone else in. One woman we talked with arrived at 8am.
She says officials never told her there was a time limit to arrive for the President's speech, just that he would be speaking at 5:30pm. She also claims law enforcement was rude and disrespectful to supporters.
"You get here at 4 minutes after 4, and the cops start turning you away like you're a dog. We have tickets; we're not trying to bust into this place, we're peaceful; we just wanted to come see our President, and support our president, for once, when we're finally allowed," said one woman who was turned away.
During Governor Romney's visit at Central High School recently, an overflow area with speakers was set up for supporters to listen. President Obama's supporters didn't have the same luxury Wednesday.
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