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Preparations being made for presumptive Democratic nominee

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By Zahid Arab - bio | email

HONOLULU (KHNL) - Barack Obama is coming home.

The presumptive democratic nominee will spend his week-long vacation here in Hawaii. But before he takes a break, he set's to make a big public appearance.

Shortly after Obama's plane touches down, he'll meet with the local media, then make a stop at Ke'ehi Lagoon Beach Park on Oahu.

He's hit the campaign trail hard, and now this presumptive democratic nominee and Hawaiian son is coming home.

"A lot of people are excited that he's finally here and that we're going to be able to show him how enthusiastic we are about him and having a democratic president," said Democratic Party Chairman Brian Schatz.

Obama will address what's expected to be a record crowd on his vision for bringing America together and how to bring about that change.

Aimed at alleviating campaign stress as a vacation, it's still a busy week for Barack Obama.

"This upcoming week is really a vacation for him to reconnect with his family, relax a bit, write his convention speech and start planning the general election," said Schatz.

With the Honolulu Police Department on hand to aid secret service with security, organizers hope it's a safe start to a week that'll re-energize the presidential hopeful's push towards the presidency.

As a matter of security, Obama's campaign is asking people who want to come see the senator to leave behind bags, signs and banners.

Meanwhile, HPD says it will assist with traffic control around the area, so that shouldn't be too much of a problem.

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