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My Voting Kentucky Voting Story

(1) Comments | Posted November 4, 2008 | 2:52 PM

I live in the most liberal-voting precinct in Lexington KY, so there were no oppositional baying crowds fighting it out in front of the elementary school polling place at 9 this morning. In fact the place at first looked deserted, until I lowered my fevered expectations far enough to be...

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Messages from the Obama Campaign Nerve Center

(0) Comments | Posted November 4, 2008 | 10:42 AM

"Ohio is the tip of the spear!" That's the kickoff phrase of the Obama campaign's Red, White and Blue Teams Volunteer packets, containing instructions for the hundreds of Obama campaign workers who Tuesday are hunkering down at Staging Locations across Ohio: "These staging locations are the spaces that will serve...

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Inspiration Comes to Ohio

(0) Comments | Posted November 3, 2008 | 8:26 AM

Here's a Sunday-evening update from Obama campaign volunteer Oliver Renwick, age 21, in Columbus Ohio:

"I'm struggling to put this bizarre and disparate weekend into words.
But I saw something happen this morning that brought it all back home. I finally understood something, I felt...

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Ohio State U Obama Campaigners Won't Take No For an Answer

(6) Comments | Posted October 31, 2008 | 4:34 PM


The election countdown drumbeat was pounding well before 9 a.m. this past Wednesday at the Obama Campaign for Change office on North High Street in Columbus Ohio. The small storefront office is one of four in Columbus and over 80 statewide (list and clickable map).

Shoehorned between...

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Obama Loyalists in Kentucky Full of Enthusiasm Despite Poll Numbers

(8) Comments | Posted October 28, 2008 | 12:26 PM


The Lexington Herald-Leader headline blared that "McCain's Lead in State is Safe," but you wouldn't have known it from the bustle at Fayette County Democratic Headquarters. Volunteers had assembled two hundred new Obama-Biden signs on Thursday afternoon, and by 10 a.m. Friday they were flying out the door.

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Obama Volunteers Face Uphill Slog in White Rural Kentucky

(31) Comments | Posted October 21, 2008 | 3:28 PM

According to Lexington Democratic Party staffer John Malloy, Magoffin County in eastern Kentucky is the whitest county in the United States, but there's a one-woman Obama campaign being waged there with some success. "It's not about race," says activist and life-long resident Victoria Doucette. "It's about the economy. I think...

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The Boss Belts It Out for Obama in Battleground Ohio

(4) Comments | Posted October 6, 2008 | 9:08 AM

On his "Change Rocks" tour for Barack Obama, Bruce Springsteen played for an hour yesterday to an outdoor crowd of thousands at Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. Springsteen was introduced by another American hero, US Senator John Glenn.

Stepping to the mic, Springsteen said, "You don't get introduced by...

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Kentucky Watchers Cheer Biden on Adjustable Mortgage Principals

(0) Comments | Posted October 3, 2008 | 2:12 PM

Report on the October 2, 2008 Biden-Palin Debate
As seen from Lexington KY...and a few other places.

Report written October 3, 2008, 8:00-10:00 am

Prior to the debate at 9 pm eastern time October 2 between Vice Presidential candidates Senator Joe Biden (D) and Governor Sarah Palin (R), I...

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Campaign Extremes in the Ohio-Kentucky Heartland

(6) Comments | Posted October 2, 2008 | 2:14 PM

Only the Ohio River separates Ohio from Kentucky, but the two states are a world apart in this election. Ohio is trumpeted as the must-win state for Obama and McCain, with millions of dollars pouring in and near-hysterical media coverage of the Ohio voters' every whim and poll shift. Just...

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Obama Supporters Keep Slogging In Rural Kentucky

(44) Comments | Posted September 29, 2008 | 1:14 PM

It's hard work being an Obama supporter in Kentucky. According to Sue Koplowitz and the other folks organizing a rally for Saturday September 27 at the public library in London KY, they couldn't find any campaign signs, buttons or stickers to hand out. None of the in-state Democratic Party offices...

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