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Obama & McCain together in the Southland this weekend

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Days before the Democratic and Republican Conventions kick-off, the presumed presidential candidate for each party is headed to Southern California.

Senators Barack Obama and John McCain will make their first joint appearance of the 2008 campaign at the Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, located about 50 miles south of Burbank in Orange County.

The moderator for the event and friend of both candidates is pastor, philanthropist, and author, Dr. Rick Warren. His book, “The Purpose Driven Life” has sold 30 million copies. The follow-up “The Purpose Driven Church” is a best seller as well.

Dr. Warren is on the August 18, 2008 cover of Time magazine where he is described as America’s most powerful religious leader.

All the general admission tickets have been handed out for the Saddleback Civil Forum on Leadership and Compassion on Saturday, August 16, from 5 -7 p.m.  The candidates will be talking about faith and the common good.  The event is expected to get extensive coverage by the media.

For more information go to the Saddleback Civil Forum .

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