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Obama plans first Sacramento campaign stop

Obamamania is coming to Sacramento.

In early August, the Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama will make his first campaign stop in the California capital.

Though the Illinois senator is not scheduled to make a public speech, his Sacramento-area backers are planning an afternoon rally Aug. 8 on the corner of 16th and J streets to "show him Sacramento's support."

Obama will be in town for a $2,300-a-person fundraising event in the office of Sacramento-area developer Mark Friedman.

"Who knows what could happen if enough people show up???" reads the announcement, posted on his supporters' Web page and the Sacramento for Obama supporters' Myspace page.

Already more than 50 people have signed up to attend the rally.

In March, Obama held a public rally in Oakland, which drew more than 10,000 supporters.

In national polls, he is running second to U.S. Sen. Hillary Clinton in the Democratic primary.