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Obama campaign announces visits to Fayetteville, Charlotte

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RALEIGH (AP) -- Illinois Sen. Barack Obama will bring his Democratic presidential campaign to North Carolina this week. A statement issued by the Obama campaign on Sunday said he would be making stops in Charlotte and Fayetteville on Wednesday. No further details were available on Obama's visit. The fight for delegates between Obama and New York Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton has made North Carolina's primary a crucial stop in the 2008 presidential campaign. North Carolina and Indiana have primaries on May 6, two weeks after Pennsylvania.

Tickets to Obama's town hall in Charlotte run out quickly

It took just two hours for tickets to Sen. Barack Obama's campaign stop in Charlotte to sell out. The tickets were, of course, free for Obama's town hall meeting on Wednesday at Charlotte's Grady Cole Center. Earlier in the day, the Democratic presidential candidate will also make a stop in Fayetteville. The Charlotte Observer reports that Obama will cap his stop in North Carolina with a pair of fundraisers in Charlotte. Obama's visit comes less than two months before the state's May primary. He remains locked in a tight race with New York Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton for the party's nomination. --- Information from: The Charlotte Observer, http://www.charlotte.com (Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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