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Obama Speaks in Austin

Photo by Jeff Heimsath for KUT News

UPDATE 6:10 p.m.  President Obama wrapped up his remarks before an enthusiastic audience in downtown Austin.  The President extolled the crowd to help him get his reelection campaign off the ground, as well as cataloging the accomplishments of his administration.  He's off to a private fundraiser in a West Austin home before flying back to Washington, DC tonight.

President Obama is speaking right now to a packed crowd at the Moody Theatre in downtown Austin.

Air Force One touched down at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport at 4:50 p.m.  The President, in a blue suit with a light-blue tie, waived a small group on hand to greet him.

The speech has touched mainly on the successes of the Obama Administration, ranging from the Health Care act to the killing of Osama bin Laden to protecting social services.

Ian Crawford joined KUT as News Editor in 2008, after spending over four years as a reporter/anchor at KLBJ Radio in Austin. He began his broadcasting career while still in high school in Southern Oregon. During high school and college at the University of Oregon, he worked at times as a reporter, news anchor, sports play-by-play reporter, music host and commercial producer before moving to Texas in 2003.