Feb. 16, 2008, 8:00PM
Obama will make Houston appearance Tuesday


Senator Barack Obama will be in Houston for a rally at the Toyota Center early next week, his campaign announced today.


The candidate's "Stand For Change Rally" at 6 p.m. on Tuesday is scheduled for the first day of early voting for Texas' March 4 primaries. Tickets to the rally are free on a first-come, first-served basis at texas.barackobama.com/houston


With Sens. Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama still battling for the Democratic nomination, Texas has become the latest battleground in the race.


Both candidates are making extra efforts to woo voters, especially Texas' large Hispanic population.


Clinton, who has already been campaigning across Texas, is expected to arrive in Houston by Feb. 28, a campaign spokeswoman said.


by Langston Hughes

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