Obama has eye on trip to isles
Will presidential hopeful Sen. Barack Obama be saying aloha to Honolulu this summer?
A New York Times report says the Obama campaign is making preliminary plans for a Hawaii visit, including a major address at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl.
Obama's maternal grandfather, who fought in World War II, is buried there.
Andrew Winer, the state campaign director for Obama, said he was trying to contact campaign officials in Chicago to confirm the report.
Winer said he hopes the visit will happen.
"I think it would be terrific for Hawaii, and it would be a great shot in the arm," Winer said. "For the state to be able to see him, especially since he may be the nominee, that would just be an incredible event."