On Monday, Barack Obama begins a two week campaign swing that highlights "key economic issues," according to the campaign. He'll start in Raleigh, NC at the North Carolina state fairgrounds.

Obama advisers say that many of the venues will be in states where Democrats have not campaigned in a long while, although North Carolina is tenatively on the Obama media target list for 2008. One of the goals: show that Obama understands the magnitude of the nation's economic crisis and (two), show that he intends to be a president for everyone, not just for Democrats in blue states.

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