While Republicans have focused on building their campaigns in Iowa, the New York Times noted that "In spite of all the attention on the Republicans, Mr. Obama is the most organized candidate in the state." Now that the caucus is over, and the Republican candidates have moved on to New Hampshire, the Obama campaign efforts in Iowa continue. Watch the NY Times video here, and learn about why our ground game in Iowa is so robust.
As DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz said just last night:
"Since April, Democrats have opened eight campaign offices in Iowa to get Barack Obama re-elected, she said. The offices are in Cedar Rapids, Sioux City, Des Moines, Waterloo, Davenport, Iowa City, Dubuque, and Council Bluffs."
"Democrats have held more than 1,200 training and planning sessions in the state, made more than 350,000 phone calls to supporters, and held more than 4,000 “personal sitdowns with voters about what really matters to them,” Schultz said.
The strength of our efforts in Iowa are indisputable, as last night the OFA team recruited over 7,500 volunteers and over 25,000 Iowans caucused in support of Barack Obama. For more highlights, check out this post on barackobama.com.