Hillary Clinton supporters across OR spent 4/22 calling voters in PA, "urging them to turn out and vote for Clinton." OR Clinton dir. Julie Edwards: "In our six offices statewide we have over 300 volunteers making over 120,000 phone calls to voters in Pennsylvania encouraging them to support Hillary Clinton." In Salem, about 40 volunteers had pulled shifts by mid-afternoon. State Rep. Sara Gelser (D): "We have so much energy here in Oregon, we wanted to support the effort in Pennsylvania." Obama supporters, meanwhile, "held strategy meetings in Salem, Portland, Eugene, Medford and Bend" on 4/22 after the returns came in. They organized phone bank and canvassing efforts and are hoping to reach thousands of Oregonians before the primary (Loew, Salem Statesman Journal, 4/23).
The Clinton camp is "looking forward to" a busy week as news has spread that Bill Clinton is making a second stop in Oregon on 4/25 and 4/26). Edwards did not reveal where in the state he plans to stop. Edwards said supporters "were energized" by Clinton's last visit, when she "talked about the issues that are important to Oregonians such as county payments, liquefied natural gas lines and terminals and green jobs" (Conrad, Medford Mail Tribune, 4/23).
This article appears in the April 23, 2008 edition of Latest Edition.