02 May 2008

Clinton vs. Obama in W.Va.

Public Broadcasting and the Charleston Daily Mail are among the latest with takes as the primary battle between Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama takes shape in the Mountain State.

The Daily Mail reports that the Obama camp is "hitting on all cylinders in the state with TV spots and automated telephone messages," with the latter narrated by U.S. Rep Nick Rahall, D-3rd.

As for the Clinton camp, "former President Bill Clinton stopped in Morgantown and Clarksburg in support of his wife while touting her desire to provide immediate relief at the gas pumps," the article said. It adds that "both campaigns have opened up a slew of offices around the state."

Offering both audio and a transcript, Public Broadcasting interviews voters in Man, Logan County. Its conclusions: "Hillary Clinton has nothing to worry about this primary season," and "(John) McCain can expect to poach more than a few local Democratic votes come November, particularly if Obama is the nominee."

Public Broadcasting also has a report and audio from the former president's West Virginia visits.

The Charleston Gazette, meanwhile, focuses on Obama's endorsement from state Auditor Glen Gainer.

1 comment:

Chris James said...

While I respect His Hereditary Auditorness, Gainer's endorsement ranks somewhere between that of my dog and the assistant manager of Hot Topic in terms of influence on my vote.