Senator Obama to Stump for Angelides
LOS ANGELES, October 27, 2006 (KABC) -- Illinois Senator Barack Obama becomes the latest in a string of out-of-state Democrats to stump for Phil Angelides when he joins the gubernatorial candidate at an appearance Friday at USC.
Obama will join Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, gubernatorial candidate Phil Angelides and Assembly Speaker Fabian Nunez, D-Los Angeles, at a California Democratic Party get-out-the-vote rally.
This is the second rally on a major Los Angeles university in two days on behalf of Angelides, the state treasurer. Angelides was joined by Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean at a rally at UCLA Thursday.
Obama will be the latest in a series of prominent out-of-state Democrats to come to California to campaign or raise money on Angelides' behalf, following Clinton, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y.; former Sen. John Edwards, D-N.C.; Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass. and Iowa Gov. Tom Vilsack.
Prior to Angelides' rally, Obama will participate in a rally on behalf of Proposition 87.
Obama is expected to be joined by actors Ben Affleck and Salma Hayek in backing Proposition 87, which would raise taxes on oil companies to fund research into alternative energy. Former President Bill Clinton and former Vice President Al Gore also have prominently supported Proposition 87, with both recording TV ads.
After saying for months that he would not run for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2008, Obama, 45, said on Sunday that he has "thought about the possibility, but I have not thought about it with the seriousness and depth that I think is required."
"After Nov. 7, I'll sit down and consider, and if at some point I change my mind, I will make a public announcement," Obama said.
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