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Obama to open Miami-Dade office

Democrat Barack Obama is opening "the first of many" offices in Miami-Dade today in Miami Gardens, a heavily black, up-and-coming community where the campaign needs a strong Democratic turnout.

The 5 p.m. event at 640 N.W. 183rd St. is free and open to the public.

"Barack Obama is committed to the state of Florida, and we continue to open offices statewide as we assemble the largest campaign team Florida has ever seen," said Florida State Director Steve Schale.

The campaign is also opening an office this evening in Clearwater.