March 3rd, 2008
08:30 AM ET
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Obama's success in Ohio rests ground troops

 Campaign volunteer Jeanine Michael has played a big role in Barack Obama's ground organization.
Campaign volunteer Jeanine Michael has played a big role in Barack Obama's ground organization.

COLUMBUS, Ohio (CNN) - Hillary Clinton drew the early support of much of Ohio's Democratic Party and most of its high-wattage politicians. And she was the overwhelming choice of the blue-collar workers who form much of the state's Democratic base.

Barack Obama had his own staunch - if slightly less high-profile - Ohio loyalists: Valli Frausto and Jeanine Michael.

Now the Illinois senator has national momentum, and the resources to outspend Clinton on television advertising here by roughly 2-to-1. Still, as Tuesday's primary approaches and the battleground shifts from the airwaves to the the task of turning out the vote, the passion of a candidate's ground troops, not the size of the war chest, might be the most critical ingredient for success.

– CNN Associate Political Editor Rebecca Sinderbrand

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Filed under: Candidate Barack Obama • Ohio
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  1. adams

    Barack hussain Obama continues his crusade that would have handed the White house to the Neo cons if he had won Texas and Ohio.

    He has a big ego and little experience. For example just a few months ago he said the U.S. should bomb the hostile tribes in northern Pakistan. Only problem is for those who dont know(perhaps obama) Pakistan is a very volitile Nuclear armed allie.

    Vote to take back our dear white house. Vote Hillary. Vote to win think!

    March 3, 2008 01:12 pm at 1:12 pm |
  2. john compton

    There was a point I was going to vote for Hillary. But Obama will bring about greater change. Do we really need another 4 years of Clintons?

    March 3, 2008 01:13 pm at 1:13 pm |
  3. John B

    Wake up America!
    Educate yourself.
    Obama is not muslim!

    March 3, 2008 01:23 pm at 1:23 pm |
  4. Ryan

    THE RESPONSE FOR CLINTONS LAST NEGATIVE ADD SHOULD BE:
    " WERE WERE YOU HILARY WHEN YOUR HUSBAND WAS A PRESIDENT AND WAS IN THE OVAL OFFICE HAVING SEX WITH SOMEONE ELSE?"

    March 3, 2008 01:30 pm at 1:30 pm |
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