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Obama quietly building force in Iowa

Wednesday, January 04, 2012 - 02:24

While Republicans battle it out for the nomination, President Obama's campaign is developing a coalition across the state. Correspondent Jeff Mason visits an Obama office in Cedar Rapids to reveal the inner workings of the President's organization.

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Hi this is Jeff -- Republicans are the only story in Iowa this week Democrats are talking to this is a phone bank where Obama supporters are trying to drum up support for their caucus. And for the November election. Didn't look like it has been found it. Just going to remind you about the caucuses tomorrow night and it can yeah you can be portrayed. Especially quiet. But I can tell you that we have the best organization in Iowa have put our organization up against anyone else. A lot of the other Republican candidates lead. Battle in other states for the nomination. We'll we'll still be here here's. Probably not as much attention paid because there just -- like world contest on our side but we just quietly been going about her work and really focusing on. On November. We're all. Proud Iowans and 12 present a balanced picture to the nation how organized is. The campaign in Iowa right now I think it's quite organize. I mean they're eight. Offices across the state and we have made in excess now I think at 320000. Phone calls in the states than the numbers are pretty impressive. Voter turnout and the deciding elections we've been on the November elections ten months away. Building an organization now could be decisive in determining the winner especially as we state like Iowa and what kind of reaction are you getting from people who put -- -- Most of them are all pleasant. You are irritated and not too much today. There's there's not a heart tagging on today. A lot of it is really positive on the and I'm sure a lot of people are going to be more on the enthusiastic about as the year goes on and you know who they're look at me it means. How important asylum in this next election I know be very important that are always lists. Swing states I haven't seen any that do not include -- It takes a lot of time to put together grassroots organization to win an election it's all those connections that you make kind of view you weaved together. Coalition folks. And we've been spending the time to do it in the caucuses give us another chance -- I mean we'll be complacent we will not soon we will continue to work as hard as we can for as long as possible. To make sure but he Israel's right.

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Obama quietly building force in Iowa

Wednesday, January 04, 2012 - 02:24