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Plouffe: no immediate plans for Obama visit

Obama campaign manager David Plouffe says there are "no firm plans" for Obama to visit Rhode Island before March 4, but he said the situation could change.

Speaking moments ago in a conference call with reporters, Plouffe says he believes the Clinton-Obama primary here is "a lot closer than" the 15-point divide, described in my previous post, cited by Rasmussen Reports. "We think we're going to gain support, and we think Rhode Island is going to be a very competitive contest."

Referring to how Clinton has ceded leads in contests won by Obama, Plouffe said, "She has always led us, but we believe that Rhode Island is closing." When I asked about the strategic importance of Obama visiting here, considering how Hillary visited yesterday and Bill is due on Thursday, Plouffe sidestepped the question, saying that the candidate tries to visit as many states as possible.

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