Carole King speaks at Barack Obama headquarters in Columbia

October 21, 2008 | 11:03 p.m. CDT
Carole King spoke on behalf of the Obama campaign at the Obama headquarters in Columbia on Tuesday evening. The singer-songwriter is traveling through swing states and has been stopping in rural towns to gather support for the Obama campaign. She referred to her own neighbors in rural Idaho as "good, salt-of-the-earth people, some of whom are Republican" and addressed the delicacy of respecting voting choices in America today.

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