Thousands of NH Voters Hear from Obama and Oprah Winfrey

Obama campaign enlists 650 new volunteers, signs on 2,300 new supporters in lead-up to rally

MANCHESTER, NH—More than 8,500 Granite Staters from across New Hampshire descended on the Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester for a rally with Senator Obama, Michelle Obama, and special guest Oprah Winfrey.

“This is an incredible opportunity for me to speak to thousands o fNew Hampshire voters who might not otherwise come out to a political event, and to energize the thousands of volunteers and supporters already working for change around the state.” Obama said before the event. “Americans are looking for a fundamental change in Washington—change they can believe in—and the tremendous crowds we’re seeing at these events are a testament to the strength of that desire.”

The event added a boost of momentum and organizational strength to a campaign that is quickly gaining ground in New Hampshire and the other early states. In the week preceding the event:


  • More than 650 new volunteers signed up to help the campaign


  • More than 500 supporters volunteered in the lead-up to the rally


  • More than 250 volunteers worked on-site at the event


  • More than 2,300 newNewHampshire supporters joined the campaign


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