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Obama leaves campaign trail for Hawaii

HONOLULU (KHNL) - With less than two weeks until the general election, Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama steps off the campaign trail and heads for Hawaii.

Senator Obama is scheduled to stop here in Honolulu briefly before returning to the campaign trail on Saturday.

His visit comes as his grandmother's health has taken a turn for the worse.

Senator Obama's private jet is expected to arrive around 7:50 p.m. Thursday night.

He's coming out here to see his grandmother, who is reportedly gravely ill.

The Democratic presidential candidate started his day in Indianapolis, where he held a large rally with a crowd of 35,000 people, before taking off to Honolulu.

Around two o'clock our time, Obama made a pit stop in Sacramento to refuel.

He's expected to spend Thursday night and Friday with his grandmother, Madelyn Dunham.

She was recently hospitalized after she fell and broke her hip, and is now back at her Punahou apartment.

Obama says he's rushing to see his grandmother because he doesn't want to make the same mistake twice.

In 1995, his mother was dying of cancer, and he didn't get to say goodbye.

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