Obama Setting Up Shop In GOP Stronghold South Carolina

07/16/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • The State

A team of paid staffers for Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama will be dispatched to the Palmetto State in coming weeks.

Obama's campaign is mum on how many staffers are coming and how much they'll spend in the state.

But it's part of an unconventional move by Obama -- sending staff and money into Republican strongholds, including the Carolinas.

Already, hundreds of S.C. volunteers for Obama, organized into various groups around the state, are hosting Obama events and registering voters.

Their goal?

Registering African-Americans, young people and transplants from other states to put traditionally Republican states into play.

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