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That's No Costume, It's Really Barack Obama In Indiana

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Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama will need a big turnout in Northwest Indiana if he’s to win the state’s 11 electoral votes. Later today, he’ll pay a visit to the region to solidify his support there.

Halloween will take a back seat tonight when Obama arrives in Highland, Indiana, about 30 minutes south of Chicago.

He’ll be speaking at Wicker Memorial Park. Just a month and a half ago, parts of the park were underwater due to heavy flooding.

It’s Obama first visit to Northwest Indiana since before the primary, but one of several to the state this month.

Republican John McCain hasn’t been to Indiana since July but his running mate Sarah Palin has visited three times in the past couple of weeks.

Obama is expected to win big in heavily Democratic Lake County, Indiana, where Highland is located.

Much of the rest of Indiana is pretty much a Republican stronghold. Polls show the race between McCain and Obama in the state is too close to call.

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