Oba-Panic Watch: Abruptly doubles field offices in “leans Dem” New Mexico
Real Clear Politics currently has New Mexico leaning toward Obama by ten points. Given Obama’s troubles raising cash and Mitt Romney’s distinct campaign dollar advantage, you do not suddenly open up twice as many field offices in a state in which you’re polling ten points ahead, unless you are seeing something troubling going on. There’s also the added advantage of the stress it places on Obama’s campaign purse. He can’t re-distribute tax dollars to pay for extra field offices he didn’t anticipate needing in the first place.
New Mexico has fallen off the list of battleground states for the November presidential election but President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign isn’t taking anything for granted.
Obama campaign officials say they will more than double their presence here by opening seven new field offices in New Mexico this month. The new offices will be in Bernalillo, Cedar Crest, Northeast Heights, South Valley, Taos, Anthony and Gallup.
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