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Obama Seeks Out-of-State Volunteers for Virginia

Tim Craig

Sen. Barack Obama's (D-Ill.) presidential campaign is recruiting out-of-state volunteers to come to Virginia, despite its claims that it already has more than 10,000 volunteers in the state.

According to Obama's website, the campaign established a "Virginia Sister City Program" on Thursday to urge out-of-state supporters to travel to the state over the next 100 days.

"The Sister City program will match volunteers in neighboring states with a nearby Campaign for Change office in Virginia that needs a little extra volunteer help," the statement said. "Sister City volunteers become part of a team, made up of other out-of-state volunteers, who adopt a town in Virginia for the last 100 days before the election."

Depending on how you look at it, the effort is either yet another sign that Virginia this year really will be the Ohio of 2004, or it's an indication the campaign is a bit worried it won't be able to staff all those offices it has opened, and recruit volunteers, in the conservative areas of the state.

Wonder which scenario the Republicans will latch onto?

By Tim Craig  |  July 24, 2008; 11:40 PM ET
Categories:  Barack Obama , Election 2008/President , Tim Craig  
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