Friday, November 7, 2008

State Roundup - Monday September 15th, 2008

1. FL http://www.cfnews13.com/Politics/FloridaDecides/2008/9/14/obama_opens_orlando_office.html
ORLANDO -- A new regional Barack Obama office opened Sunday to help get the word out to the Spanish-speaking communities of Central Florida about the change the Democratic presidential candidate wants to bring.Office staffers and volunteers gathered to celebrate the opening. They said the office will serve as a place to register people to vote and coordinate canvassing efforts.
2. AR http://www.arkansasnews.com/archive/2008/09/14/News/347935.htmlNORTH LITTLE ROCK - Under threatening gray skies and with storms from the remnants of Hurricane Ike approaching, Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama's campaign opened its Arkansas headquarters here Saturday."Let me tell you about another hurricane that is about to hit this state. It is Hurricane Obama," said former U.S. Sen. David Pryor, Gov. Mike Beebe's choice to lead the state Democratic Party after the death of slain Chairman Bill Gwatney, rallying about 250 cheering supporters.3. FL http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/politics/orl-organize1408sep15,0,2246810.story"We're trying to get to and register as many people as we can," says Steve Meyers, a lawyer who is spending a steamy September night knocking on doors for Obama. "It just feels like this is going to be really close."4.AL - http://www.al.com/news/huntsvilletimes/index.ssf?/base/news/1221470125260890.xml&coll=1
Teens who are 18 finally have voice for our future
"It's the grassroots movement that we can all feel a part of," Will said. The goal of the Young Democrats is primarily to register seniors to vote and to increase excitement about politics, whether students lean toward the left or the right. 5. PA http://www.zwire.com/site/news.cfm?newsid=20116640&BRD=1282&PAG=461&dept_id=182121&rfi=6Pennsylvania...Mon Valley for Obama is gearing up for what Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama's campaign has called an "unparalleled grassroots operation."6. TX http://www.statesman.com/news/content/news/stories/nation/09/15/0915latvote.html
Latinos are now finding themselves the focus of intense interest in the presidential campaigns.
Never before have presidential candidates paid Latino voters so much attention, said Luis Fraga, a political scientist at the University of Washington and an expert on Hispanic outreach in presidential elections beginning with John F. Kennedy in 1960.

7. TX http://www.star-telegram.com/777/story/907090.html
"We have so many people in Texas who are Obama supporters," said Jay, 49. "Our objective is to work hard in Fort Worth, Texas — but also to get out to the other states that need us.

Constituency Roundup - September 16, 2008

1. http://www.ocala.com/article/20080915/NEWS/809150297/1001/NEWS01&title=Stars_come_out_for_Obama_in_the_Forest
FOREST CORNERS, FL — The Women for Obama tour rolled through Central Florida Sunday, stopping in The Villages, Gainesville and even at a strip mall coffee shop in rural Marion County.

2. http://news.rgj.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080916/NEWS19/809160346/1232
NV -A cadre of Nevada veterans irritated by Republican U.S. Sen. John McCain's lack of support for their initiatives rallied for U.S. Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., in Reno on Monday, launching what they hope is an intensive turnout effort in this battleground state.

3. http://www.thetimesherald.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080916/OPINION03/809160318/-1/NEWSFRONT2
Based on his military experience and his willingness to publicize it, many conclude that John McCain must be a bulldog supporter of veterans. Remarkably, this is not true. McCain is far from loyal to them.

4. http://kennebecjournal.mainetoday.com/blogs/politics/032852.html
ME Republicans for Obama
He understands the challenges we face and will fight to put the American dream within reach for all Mainers so that hardworking families can get ahead. That is the kind of change we need."
Huber recently became co-Chair of "Maine Republicans for Obama."

5. http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080916/NEWS15/80916045/1215
Environmentalist for Obama
Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama proposed today a five-point plan to fund and coordinate the restoration of the Great Lakes.