Tea Party Republicans did not sit quietly during President Barack Obama's visit in Charlottesville. The Jefferson Area Tea Party held a rally in Lee Park Wednesday afternoon.
The "Oust Obama" counter-rally brought together more than 100 fired up tea party supporters.
Fifth District Delegate Rob Bell spoke during the rally. He says President Obama's Charlottesville campaign stop is a break in tradition for an incumbent president.
Bell said, "It's unusual for a sitting president to be campaigning during the convention of the other party. The tradition is that they don't, and I think it speaks to the concern the Obama camp has about their numbers in Virginia, that they're not even willing to wait two days. They want to do it every single day, campaign as hard as they can."
The rally wrapped up at 3:00, just a few minutes before the president's speech.
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