Obama returning to NH

CONCORD – Democratic presidential nominee Sen. Barack Obama returns to New Hampshire on Thursday, one day after the Republican running mate Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin makes her first visit to this key battleground state.

Obama, of Illinois, will speak at a rally at Mack’s Apples in Londonderry, the same location he chose to have one last fall.

Their visits, along with Biden’s, means three-fourths of the presidential ticket will have visited the state in the same week. At stake in New Hampshire are four critical electoral votes.

Obama’s trip will be his third since he finished a close second in January’s presidential primary to Sen. Hillary Clinton, of New York.