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October 16, 2017
Nebraska News
Nebraska News
Obama campaign sets up shop in Omaha
(2008-01-30)
(NET Radio) - Barack Obama has opened a campaign office in north Omaha, making the first Democratic Presidential contender to open an office in the state. Only a handful of volunteers and two staff members were present Wednesday morning at the office in the Business and Technology Center. Staffer Dennis Anderson said many volunteers have showed up to help the campaign.

"We've got a really good response as far as when we go out and talk to the city," Anderson said. "The staff is concentrating on calls at this point and no campaign events are planned yet."

Nebraska Democrats are encouraging Obama and Hillary Clinton to campaign in the state. Communications Director Eric Fought said the party is emphasizing the importance of doing more than making more than a quick trip in Omaha.

Fought said Obama's campaign has five representatives in the Omaha and Lincoln area already. Clinton's campaign has yet to place any people in the state. Fought said the Democratic Party is excited about being a part of the nomination process, noting it's obvious Super Tuesday won't settle who's going to win the nomination.
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