Obama goes to Greensboro Saturday

Democrat Barack Obama is scheduled to campaign Saturday in Greensboro with vice presidential candidate Joe Biden.

The two will appear at 12:15 p.m. on Washington Street, in front of the J. Douglas Gaylon Depot. Gates open at 10 a.m.

The campaign said Wednesday that the visit is set regardless of whether Obama and Republican John McCain debate Friday.

Obama's visit comes less than a week after his appearance in Charlotte.

The flurry of presidential activity, particularly by Democrats, is unusual in the state. It comes as three recent polls show a close race in the state between Obama and Republican John McCain.

“Sen. Obama is committed to winning in North Carolina,” spokesman Paul Cox said Wednesday.

“We are a battleground state.”

The Greensboro event is free and open to the public. No tickets are required.