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Vote 08: Obama visits L.A. Tech College

January 31, 2008 12:00:00 AM PST
Obama and Clinton are competing heavily for votes in California.Sen. Barack Obama spoke at L.A. Technological College Thursday morning to answer students questions. He talked about immigration and the war in Iraq.

Both Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama will square off in a debate at the Kodak theatre Thursday evening.

With only five days away from Super Tuesday states like California will pick up to 51 percent of the delegates needed for the democratic nomination. Every event on the campaign trail at this point is critical.

Clinton and Obama are in a fierce race for delegates to secure the nomination.

Half of the delegates needed for the nomination are on the line. Obama told the racially mixed audience at L.A. Tech about his time of organizing in Chicago and bringing people together.

"So when I talk about issues that effect the Latino community, the black community and the white community, urban issues, that effect all of us this is not just the rhetoric of a campaign. This is the cause of my life. Right here in Los Angeles and all across the country the issues that are most pressing are the same ones that I was organizing around 20 years ago," said Senator Barack Obama.

Senator Hillary Clinton was not campaigning in California Thursday. She will be at the debate Thursday evening at the Kodak Theater in Hollywood.

This will be the first one-on-one debate between Obama and Clinton. It is a crucial debate and with no interruptions now that John Edwards is out of the race.

Both Obama and Clinton have been aggressive fundraiser: Both raised more than $100 million in 2007. While the Clinton campaign has not released its January totals, Obama's fundraising for the month was expected to eclipse hers.

 

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