Miscommunication and short notice among reasons that led to empty seats at the Kirby.
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A day after John McCain's visit to Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County Republican Party officials offered differing opinions about the less-than-capacity crowd at Wednesday's town hall meeting at the F.M. Kirby Center. Sen. John McCain greets the crowd during a town hall meeting at the F.M Kirby Center for the Performing Arts in Wilkes-Barre on Wednesday.s. john wilkin/the times leader Times Leader Photo StoreLongtime party official Paul DeFabo of Wilkes-Barre said the turnout of about 800 people "wasn't too bad" though it wasn't what he expected.The Kirby Center seats up to 1,800 but the crowd didn't fill the first level of the theater, so there was no reason to open the balcony for anyone but Secret Service agents.
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