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applegrove

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Thu Oct 11, 2012, 06:35 PM Oct 2012

"Obama Campaign Blowing Romney Out of the Water In Swing State Ground Game"

Obama Campaign Blowing Romney Out of the Water In Swing State Ground Game

by Electablog at Daily Kos

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/10/11/1143213/-Obama-campaign-blowing-Romney-out-of-the-water-in-swing-state-ground-game

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On the call were Jim Messina, Campaign Manager, Jeremy Bird, National Field, and Ben LaBolt, National Press Secretary. Messina is a data-driven guy. Every morning, the first thing he does is look at numbers. "Not poll numbers but voter registration numbers and early voting numbers," he said." Those are the numbers that matter to me."

What those numbers show for the swing states that will be the deciding factor in this year's election is that Obama for America (OFA), the Obama campaign's grassroots organizing effort is shooting the lights out when compared to the Republicans. In fact, they are doing even better this year than they did in 2008. They have more registered voters in every swing state except Colorado and New Hampshire and have registered more voters than the Republicans in every swing state that reports party affiliation.

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OFA has also been highly effective at registering Latinos in the swing states, a demographic that leans heavily Democratic. They've been especially effective registering young Latinos. In fact, in Colorado, Florida, Iowa, North Carolina, Nevada, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Wisconsin, 79% or more of the new registrations since August 1st have been under age 30, women, African American or Latino.

With regard to early voting, nearly twice as many Democrats requested early voting ballots than Republicans in Iowa and they are ahead of where they were in 2008. In Ohio, the lead in ballots requested and in number of ballots already cast, too.

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