Another Obama North Carolina visit slated for Wednesday

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama is coming back to North Carolina.

The Obama campaign said Monday the Illinois senator will attend an early voting rally Wednesday in downtown Raleigh at the Halifax Mall. Obama's wife, Michelle, will hold a separate event in the state though details haven't been released.

Obama has made several trips to North Carolina in recent weeks as he hopes to wrest North Carolina's 15 electoral votes from Republicans. The GOP hasn't lost the presidential vote in North Carolina since 1976, but polls show the race is close.

Republican nominee John McCain will be in Fayetteville on Tuesday.

Democratic vice presidential candidate Joe Biden was in North Carolina on Monday, while McCain's running mate, Sarah Palin, was in Asheville on Sunday.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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