Obama seeks Hispanic and Native American vote in Espanola

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By Carol A. Clark

ESPAÑOLA – Neither heat nor hunger from waiting up to seven hours in the sun seemed to dampen the spirits of nearly 10,000 people who flooded the Plaza de Española to see presidential candidate Barack Obama Thursday.

 Hundreds more strained to hear Obama from outside the plaza perimeter.

Española Mayor Joseph Maestas expressed delight with the turnout joking, "You've all just temporarily doubled our population."

Maestas and Gov. Bill Richardson called on Hispanics and Native Americans to get out and work for Obama and vote for him in November. They told the cheering crowd that Obama will unite America.

“This country needs to heal ... this country needs Obama,” Richardson said.

Obama called Richardson one of the finest public servants of his generation.

Obama flew into Albuquerque Wednesday night from campaigning in Nevada.

He met with Pueblo leaders Thursday morning and said, “I met with Indian nations from across the country and talked about the importance of once again placing Indian issues on the agenda.”

He spoke to the struggles of the Native American and Hispanic people of New Mexico and asked for their help to get him elected to the White House where he can bring change to their lives.

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