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NVMojo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 06:13 PM
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Obama Gets Big Welcome at Texas Capitol
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -

U.S. Sen. Barack Obama, promoting his latest book, got a rock star's reception Saturday at a venue that's usually much less welcoming of Democrats - the Texas Capitol.

Several hundred people filled the House chamber to hear the possible presidential candidate speak at the 11th annual Texas Book Festival, an event begun by first lady Laura Bush when her husband was governor.

Much of the crowd shrieked and jumped to its feet when Obama walked in through a side door. Outside, another couple hundred people waited up to five hours to get his autograph.

The junior senator from Illinois is promoting "The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream."

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