Obama Fresno Campaign Headquarters Opens

August 23, 2008 8:30:18 AM PDT
On Friday campaign workers were getting ready for the opening, putting up precinct maps, and planning strategy.Gary Shuster is managing the Fresno operation. He says, "We are going to turn Fresno out for Barack Obama, it will be a blue county in the Presidential election this year."

Robert Kennedy Jr. is expected to cut the ribbon at the offices grand opening, after he addresses the United Farmworkers Convention on Obama's behalf.

UFW President Arturo Rodriguez says the union supports Obama. "We all know there has to be a change in this country for having somebody as President of the United States that really has an interest in the working people, has an interest in farmworkers has an interest in issues that face poor people in this country and we feel that Senator Barack Obama is that person for us."

Even with the selection of an established political figure, Senator Joseph Biden as the Vice Presidential candidate, the campaign maintains the message remains the same. Shuster says, "The big story is this Obama Vice President ticket, will bring change."

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