Thursday, February 28, 2008
© 2008 The Associated Press
SAN MARCOS, Texas — Barack Obama appealed on Wednesday to thousands of supporters to make use of the final two days of early voting in Texas, whose upcoming primary could add momentum to his campaign or keep that of his rival alive.
"Now we have been seeing unbelievable turnout everywhere," Obama told a crowd of about 8,000 cheering supporters. "We have early voting here and I want everybody who is here to vote tomorrow or the next day."
Obama spoke at a park at Texas State University, 30 miles southwest of Austin. The crowd lined the banks of a river running through the college town and waited hours in increasingly chilly temperatures to see the Illinois senator.
Obama is making another multi-day swing through Texas, a state that, along with Ohio, could further vault his surging campaign and perhaps sink that of Hillary Rodham Clinton. The high-stakes states, along with Vermont and Rhode Island, hold primary contests on Tuesday.
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