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Barack Obama Attends Campaign Fund Raiser on St. Thomas

Nov. 5, 2007 — Local Democrats hosted a big-ticket fund raiser for Presidential candidate and Illinois Senator Barack Obama Monday at the Ritz-Carlton on St. Thomas.
"This event has been planned for a long time," said V.I. Democratic State Chair Cecil Benjamin, one of the organizers of the visit, when news of the candidate's visit was announced in October. "Obama is interested in our problems, and this is a way for him to show he is interested."
The visit was a collaboration between Puerto Rico Democratic State Chair Roberto Pratts and the Virgin Islands.
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Nov. 5, 2007 -- Local Democrats hosted a big-ticket fund raiser for Presidential candidate and Illinois Senator Barack Obama Monday at the Ritz-Carlton on St. Thomas.
"This event has been planned for a long time," said V.I. Democratic State Chair Cecil Benjamin, one of the organizers of the visit, when news of the candidate's visit was announced in October. "Obama is interested in our problems, and this is a way for him to show he is interested."
The visit was a collaboration between Puerto Rico Democratic State Chair Roberto Pratts and the Virgin Islands.
Back Talk Share your reaction to this news with other Source readers. Please include headline, your name and city and state/country or island where you reside.