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Unity, N.H., to host Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton

June 23, 2008 | 12:39 pm

Some staff member was truly inspired to come up with this scheduling idea (and should get a raise as a result).

It was announced today that Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton would travel to Unity, N.H., on Friday for their first joint public appearance since she exited the presidential race and endorsed him.

The town, tucked in the state's western corner, not only has the perfect name for the message the Obama campaign wants to impress upon disgruntled Clinton supporters across the nation, but it also precisely split its support in New Hampshire's Democratic presidential primary: He got 107 votes, she got 107 votes.

And then there's this demographic tidbit from the 2000 Census, which put the town's population at 1,530 people. Among all ages, for every 100 females there were 101.8 males. But for every 100 females age 18 and older, there were 97.7 males.

So on the gender front, pretty much a draw. The Swamp's Mike Dorning has his take on the Unity unity meeting here.

--Don Frederick

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