Obama Opens Campaign Office in Sacramento
Democrat Barack Obama is now the first presidential candidate in either party to open an office in Sacramento.
Friday, December 21, 2007
The Illinois senator’s fourth California office opened Thursday night on Q Street between 20th and 21st.
Obama’s California state director, Mitchell Schwartz, says the campaign originally didn’t plan on opening a Sacramento office at all. But that changed, thanks to demand from local volunteers.
Schwartz: “The resources that it takes to open an office is not that much. It’s rent for a month and a half, it’s computers, phone lines, and you know, these things aren’t cheap, but the big expense of a campaign would be paid staff or paid television or paid advertising and we’re not doing it.”
Schwartz says the office will become a home base for training, phone bank and canvassing operations.