updated 11/28/2006 4:35:53 PM ET 2006-11-28T21:35:53

Barack Obama is making one of his first visits to an early presidential primary state.

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The head of New Hampshire's Democratic party says the Illinois senator is coming next month for a belated celebration of the midterm elections.

Democrats regained control of Congress after the November seventh vote.

Obama is mulling a bid for the 2008 race. He generated a buzz in September after speaking at a Democratic event in Iowa, the state that kicks off the presidential nomination process.

With at least a dozen potential candidates, the race for the Democratic nomination could be a wide open one. Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton is considered a front-runner.

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