will join Democrat Barack Obama again on the campaign
trail, this time visiting the early contest states of Iowa,
New Hampshire, and South Carolina, the candidate's
campaign said Monday.
The popular talk
show host and media mogul plans to visit Iowa on
Saturday, December 8, with stops in Des Moines and Cedar
Rapids. The following day, she'll travel to Columbia,
S.C. Later that day, Obama's campaign said, she'll
travel to Manchester, N.H.
This isn't the
first time Oprah has lent her star power to the Illinois
In September she
rolled out the red carpet for Obama at a gala
fund-raiser in California that brought in about $3 million
for his campaign.
Winfrey is a
well-known fan of Obama's, calling him ''my favorite guy''
and ''my choice'' on CNN's Larry King Live last
year before he announced he would seek the presidency.
In a news release
announcing the events, Obama's campaign said tickets to
the Iowa events will be given first to precinct captains,
then campaign volunteers, then to supporters and
volunteers can be guaranteed a ticket by completing a
four-hour volunteer shift or attending local caucus
training before the event. (AP)