Howard Dean to Campaign in North Dakota Saturday

News was a month ago that the Obama campaign would be pulling out of North Dakota, yet the polling in the time since has actually shown Obama leading in the state, which George W. Bush won by more than 20 points in 2004 and in which no Democrat in the last 30 years has received more than 43 percent of the vote. But with the map still actually expanding, the Democrats are not giving up on the state.

Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean is scheduled in Grand Forks Nov. 1 for a get-out-the-vote rally.

State Democratic Executive Director Jamie Selzler says officials are still working on the site and other details. Dean's visit comes three days before the general election.

The three North Dakota polls in the field this month each show Obama either leading or tied with John McCain, though not yet crossing the 45 percent threshold. Specifically, Research 2000 poll for Daily Kos (10/14-15) showed a 45 percent to 45 percent draw, a poll commissioned by the United Transportation Union (10/13-14) found Obama leading 44 percent to 41 percent, and a Minnesota State University Moorhead poll (10/6-8) pegged the race at Obama 45 percent, McCain 43 percent. In short, even with the Obama campaign ramping down its efforts in the state, Obama still has a decent shot at earning its 3 electoral votes. And with Howard Dean rallying the troops three days out from election day, perhaps Obama might be able to sneak away with a narrow victory in the state.

Tags: DNC, Howard Dean, ND-Pres, North Dakota, White House 2008 (all tags)



Dean to Campaign in North Dakota
Even if Obama doesn't have a chance, kudos to Dr. Dean for holding true to the 50-state strategy. Never let a vote go without asking for it. Let them know you want it and you'll work hard to get it. This is how a change begins, and Barack and the Doc get it like no Democrats have since FDR.
by Spiffarino 2008-10-27 09:29PM | 0 recs
Bring it

In refutation of that Palin rally woman possibly using the 'N' word at the campaign stop, we will take all of the 'N' states.

North Dakota
North Carolina
Nebraska (1 EV from the congressional district).
New York
New Jersey
New Mexico
New Hampshire

The letters 'M' and 'N' are tied for having the most states sharing that beginning letter at eight apiece.  We won't win all of the 'M's, mostly thanks to Mississippi, but there's a good shot we will get all of the 'N's.  

by BPK80 2008-10-28 03:10AM | 0 recs


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