POLITICS
10/10/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

McCain Moves Rally From Fairfax School After Outcry

Fairfax County school officials said that a rally scheduled tomorrow for Republican presidential nominee Sen. John McCain (Ariz.) and his running mate, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, will be moved from Fairfax High School, following protests from some School Board members and parents that the event would violate school system policy.

The decision to move the event was made by the McCain campaign, Fairfax schools spokesman Paul Regnier said. He could not specify the new location.

The McCain campaign sent out statement that did not address the controversy. "Due to the overwhelming response from voters in Virginia, the space at the field house at Fairfax High School will no longer be able to hold everyone who wants to attend this rally," the statement said. "We have had double the amount of people respond than we originally expected. In order to accommodate everyone, we need to move the event to a location we are working on now."

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