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Barack Obama Back on St. Thomas for Golf, Relaxation

March 24, 2008 — Illinois senator and democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama has returned to St Thomas for some rest and relaxation after many grueling months on the campaign trail.
The candidate enjoyed a round of golf with friends and associates on the island's only course, Mahogany Run, with no media present, according to a news release from the golf course.
The senator joked that he played the course "with difficulty." He stopped for an impromptu photo with Mahogany Run's general manager, Kristine Macken, and its director of golf, Nevin Phillips.
This visit is Obama's second to the territory in six months. (See "Barack Obama Attends Campaign Fund Raiser on St. Thomas.") Sources say the senator is seeking to recharge his batteries here before continuing with the demanding campaign schedule.
No campaign-related events have been announced for his current visit to the territory.
While Virgin Islanders cannot vote in the presidential election, their participation in the territory's Feb. 9 Democratic caucuses allocated three delegates to Obama, leaving six delegates unpledged. These delegates will go on to the Democratic National Convention in Denver in August, where they can each cast one half of a vote. (See "Huge V.I. Turnout Turns Into Huge Obama Win.")
Republicans, also with nine delegates, will caucus April 5.
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March 24, 2008 -- Illinois senator and democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama has returned to St Thomas for some rest and relaxation after many grueling months on the campaign trail.
The candidate enjoyed a round of golf with friends and associates on the island's only course, Mahogany Run, with no media present, according to a news release from the golf course.
The senator joked that he played the course "with difficulty." He stopped for an impromptu photo with Mahogany Run's general manager, Kristine Macken, and its director of golf, Nevin Phillips.
This visit is Obama's second to the territory in six months. (See "Barack Obama Attends Campaign Fund Raiser on St. Thomas.") Sources say the senator is seeking to recharge his batteries here before continuing with the demanding campaign schedule.
No campaign-related events have been announced for his current visit to the territory.
While Virgin Islanders cannot vote in the presidential election, their participation in the territory's Feb. 9 Democratic caucuses allocated three delegates to Obama, leaving six delegates unpledged. These delegates will go on to the Democratic National Convention in Denver in August, where they can each cast one half of a vote. (See "Huge V.I. Turnout Turns Into Huge Obama Win.")
Republicans, also with nine delegates, will caucus April 5.
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.