Obama to hold public event in Twin Cities on Saturday

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U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Ilinois Senator Barack Obama celebrates victory in the South Carolina primary in Columbia, S.C., on Saturday, Jan. 26, 2008.

Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama will rally his supporters in the Twin Cities on Saturday, three days before Minnesota's precinct caucuses.

Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak announced the visit at a Capitol news conference Monday morning. Rybak - who heads Obama's Minnesota campaign - said he expects the event to draw thousands.

The location has yet to be announced.

Minnesota is getting more attention from presidential candidates as the Feb. 5 Super Tuesday caucuses approach. The state is among two dozen that will hold presidential primaries or caucuses that day.

Democrat John Edwards will visit a St. Paul union hall on Tuesday.

Republican Mike Huckabee's wife, Janet Huckabee, made stops in Roseville and St. Louis Park on Monday.

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