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Cincinnati council member locked out of convention hall

Cincinnati councilman Chris Seelbach and several other Ohio elected officials were locked out of Time Warner Cable Arena shortly after 9 p.m., just as rumors were running rampant that President Obama was going to enter the building for President Clinton's nominating speech.

"They told us the fire marshal said there were too many people in the building,'' Seelbach said.. "But we were hearing about President Obama coming in to the building."

Hundreds were stuck outside the building, unable to get in.

Seelbach and the other Ohioans went around the corner to Whiskey River, a bar and restaurant where Ohio was to hold its after-session party Wednesday night and watched the rest of the session on cable TV.

Howard Wilkinson is in his 50th year of covering politics on the local, state and national levels.