Friday, March 28, 2008

The Key to the Keystone...a Hawkeye?

The man who helped Barack Obama cruise to victory in Iowa will now try to find a better path for Obama in Pennsylvania. Paul Tewes, Obama's Iowa State Director, who also headed Al Gore's efforts in Iowa, now takes over the campaign in Pennsylvania.

Here are the details from NBC/NJ's Aswini Anburajan...

Paul Tewes, Obama's state director in Iowa, will head to the Keystone State tomorrow to take over the campaign's GOTV operation. "Now that the voter registration deadline has passed, we have entered the GOTV phase of the campaign in Pennslyvania," Deputy Communications Director Dan Pfeiffer said. "Tewes has joined the Pennsylvania campaign on the ground here to lead this effort." Pfeiffer added that Jim DeMay, who had been the state director up until this point will "continue to play an advisory role our campaign." DeMay was Gore's Pennsylvania state director in 2000. Added Pfieffer, "While we remain the underdog, we are working as hard as we can to get as many votes as possible." Tewes has a strong track record. Under his leadership, the Obama campaign conducted an extensive grassroots effort in Iowa that helped the campaign win by 8 points.

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