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Obama To Mobilize Supporters For Hurricane Aid

Senator Barack Obama said Sunday that his campaign would mobilize its giant e-mail list of supporters - to volunteer or send contributions - as soon as the impact of Hurricane Gustav becomes known in the Gulf Coast.

"We can activate an e-mail list of a couple million people who want to give back," Mr. Obama told reporters after leaving services at St. Luke's Lutheran Church in Lima. "I think we can get tons of volunteers to travel down there if it becomes necessary."

Mr. Obama has made no plans to travel to the Gulf Coast, saying he does not want to get in the way of emergency efforts there, but he has spoken by telephone to Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, Senator Mary Landrieu of Louisiana and New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin.

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