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Obama's sister speaks in Tampa



Obama_asians_wx102_3 Roughly 250 Tampa Bay area women, and a few men, crowded into Mise en Place restaurant in downtown Tampa to see Sen. Barack Obama's sister, Maya Soetoro-Ng, on Thursday afternoon.

In an interview before her speech, Soetoro-Ng called her older brother a feminist and a major force in the lives of herself and their mother.

As an example, she said her brother bought her the first women's health book she ever read: Our Body, Ourselves.

It's Soetoro-Ng's first visit to Florida.

--- Jennifer Liberto, Times staff writer

[Last modified: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 10:29am]


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