Obama Campaign Opens Pikeville

PIKEVILLE, Ky. (AP) - The campaign of Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama has opened an office in Pikeville in eastern Kentucky.

Several supporters were on hand for the official opening on Thursday along with Obama's state political director, Jon Wright. The Obama campaign has opened or is opening other offices around the state.

The Pikeville office opening comes a couple weeks after former President Bill Clinton campaigned for his wife in the same city. Sen. Hillary Clinton is locked in a tight battle with Obama for the Democratic nomination for president. Kentucky's primary is May 20.

Republican presidential hopeful John McCain will be in eastern Kentucky next week with an event in Inez on Wednesday.
Information from: Appalachian News-Express, http://www.news-expressky.com

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