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Obama campaign seeks to put Arizona in play

The Obama campaign is looking to expand the battleground states map to include Arizona, opening campaign offices and registering voters across the state despite its Republican governor, two Republican senators, and a history of voting Republican in presidential elections broken, in the past 50 years, only by Bill Clinton. But things may be changing: “It is going to be a swing state,” said Jim Messina, the president’s campaign manager.
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Strategy for the final 18 days: Obama expanding into more red states. McCain's possible states are "dwindling"'

US Politics / Liberal : AmericaBlog.com (6 years ago)

Today, the New York Times takes a look at the final campaign strategies for the presidential candidates. Obama is expanding the map. John McCain is scrambling to find states where he can win. In plain terms, Obama is on the offense.... Read Post

Obama keeps McCain under 50 in Arizona

US Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos (7 years ago)

Arizona State U for Eight/KAET-TV. 4/24-27. Registered voters. MoE 4% (No trend lines) McCain (R) 47 Obama (D) 38 McCain (R) 53 Clinton (D) 37 Obama runs +7 in Arizona, and even keeps McCain under 50 percent in his own state.... Read Post

What's Really a Battleground State? (Hint: Not Wisconsin)

US Politics / Liberal : Open Left (6 years ago)

I was looking at two maps yesterday which purport to represent battleground states in the 2008 campaign between Barack Obama and John McCain. First is this one by Kos:   Kos has employed a rather liberal "anything within 10 points... Read Post


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