Tacoma Urbanist

Aug. 12, 2008 at 12:15am

Obama Campaign Opens Office in Downtown Tacoma

Obama Flyer Found:

According to the Olympian:

Strategists with the Obama for president campaign told Northwest reporters this morning that they plan an all-out “neighbor-to-neighbor” effort to get out the vote this fall in Washington, including the community campaign offices they’ve opened in 18 cities including Olympia and Tacoma.

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Based on recent polling, one could surmise Obama has it made in Washington — with leads of 12 percentage points over Republican John McCain in the recent Rasmussen and Elway polls and 11 points in the Republican-oriented Strategic Vision poll. But Gaspard suggested the campaign is going to run full bore in this state.

No doubt the office at 711 St. Helens will be a benefit to our friends at Puget Sound Pizza, who were sponsors of Frost Park Episode III.

No word of whether McCain will have a campaign office in Tacoma.

Hence, Tacomans can now expect a vigorous debate on the important issues facing our country with a Tacoma connection.

To be fair and balanced, below are videos on Obama and McCain

Obama On Energy Policy:

The Incredible McCain Girl:

comments [4]  |  posted under tacoma


by jenyum on 8/12/2008 @ 9:50am
I think this is the same space they had during the 2006 midterm election.

by Mofo from the Hood on 8/12/2008 @ 10:47am
I think I got this right, Obama is the Pro-Humanity guy?

by Erik on 8/12/2008 @ 10:53am
I think this is the same space they had during the 2006 midterm election.

The Ds usually have a space around there. It will be interesting if this years presidential election bring something new.

The Rs usually have one by the Silverstone.

by Erik on 1/27/2010 @ 5:00pm
Watch Obama's State of the Union Speech tonight.

Perhaps he will give Tacoma streetcars rather than the suburban road connectors which have eviscerated the city:

High-speed rail receives a presidential shout-out worth billions of dollars in President Barack Obama's State of the Union speech Wednesday night.

Obama is expected to tout high-speed rail's job-creating potential, shortly before his administration starts distributing more than $8 billion in related grants. California, Florida and Washington residents are among those paying heed, as their states are among those receiving funds.

Washington state and Oregon, for instance, together requested more than $1 billion for a number of projects needed to clear high-speed bottlenecks in a corridor connecting Portland and Seattle. The Washington state funding application is considered a strong one, with the state's Democratic Sen. Patty Murray calling federal funding an "opportunity we've been waiting for to help make these improvements a reality.

Read more: Obama to distribute billions for high-speed rail lines - KansasCity.com