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Obama Heads South, Clinton Goes West

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Obama Heads South, Clinton Goes West

Election 2008

Obama Heads South, Clinton Goes West

Obama Heads South, Clinton Goes West

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Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Barack Obama addresses a rally at St. Peter's College in Jersey City, N.J. Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images) hide caption

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Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Barack Obama addresses a rally at St. Peter's College in Jersey City, N.J.

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Sen. Hillary Clinton and Sen. Barack Obama are back on the campaign trail Thursday, in what is increasingly becoming a two-person race for the Democratic nomination. Obama is visiting South Carolina, while Clinton heads to Nevada.

Obama, who has a mid-day rally in Charleston, S.C., told supporters at a New Jersey rally Wednesday that he is still optimistic, despite his loss to Clinton in New Hampshire.

Of the nation's first primary, Obama said, "my vote came up just a little short, but the turnout was enormous — the passion, the energy, the volunteers who were going door-to-door, stomping through the snow."

For her part, Clinton spent Wednesday at her home in Chappaqua, N.Y., and also paid a visit to her campaign organizers in Washington, D.C. She will next turn her focus to Nevada, which will hold a caucus next week.

The Democratic field is expected to narrow a bit more Thursday, as New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson will reportedly bow out of the race.

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