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Obama Targeting Omaha
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|Last Edited||Don't Tase Me, Bro! May 29, 2008 06:06am|
|News Date||Thursday, May 29, 2008 01:05:00 PM UTC0:0|
|Description||Omaha, NE.- For the first time in more than four decades Nebraska Democrats are being targeted in the race for the White House. |
Its all part of the Barack Obama campaign strategy to pick up key electoral votes Democrats don't usually win.
Four years ago the fight for the White House came down to Ohio, eight years ago it was Florida.
This year the Obama campaign is talking up Nebraska, trying to get its hands on one of the state's five electoral votes, the one right here in the 2nd Congressional District (i.e. Omaha).
And that could have a ripple effect in the 2nd District Congressional race between incumbent Republican Lee Terry and Democrat Jim Esch.
Esch is hoping an Obama surge here will help him but Terry's ready to fight, with help from an all new team, what Terry calls "The Obama-Terry voter." Terry says they are, "people who want the right kind of change."
Esch told me today he'd like to meet the Obama-Terry voters. According to Esch he, "can't imagine what they look like."
As for the Obama campaign's plan to win Omaha, history is not on their side. Democrats have opened up presidential campaign headquarters here before only to close them in September, when the Republican nominee pulled away.
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