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Barack Obama makes campaign stop in Jackson

Democratic presidential candidate Barack

Obama made a brief stop at a Jackson, Mississippi, soul food

restaurant last night.

He grabbed a to-go order of peach cobbler before being whisked

off to a fundraising event.

About 35 people packed the black leather booths and bar stools

beneath the pictures of Martin Luther King Junior and Bob Marley.

Obama spent about 15 minutes shaking hands and greeting people.

At one point, the candidate belted out a few bars of the blues

standard "Misty Blue" with Dorothy Moore, the Jackson singer who

made the tune famous in the 1970s.

This is at least the second time in the past few years that the

Illinois senator has appeared in Mississippi.

The state has gone Republican in every election since 1980, but

Obama told reporters yesterday that Democrats shouldn't give up on

the South.

A spokeswoman for the Republican National Committee, Amber

Wilkerson, said she doesn't see Obama turning the Democrats'

fortunes in Mississippi, in the presidential race.

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