Obama Stays 

Now that Idaho for Obama has achieved its goal of handing the majority of the state's delegates to Barack Obama, some are wondering why the Boise office is still open.

Well, it has little to do with Idaho. The campaign office is now focused on winning delegates in other states, according to a release issued by Idaho for Obama.

"Due to the excitement and interest in the campaign after the February 5 caucus, we felt that it would be a disservice to the campaign and supporters to close the office," said Kassie Cerami, director of operations, in a written statement. "We will continue to do phone banking for other states, fundraisers, organize events and continue the Obama message all the way to the general election if necessary."

Some members of the team are even planning to head to Texas to stump for Obama and help with that state's March 4 primary.

In other election-related news, a representative of Sen. Hillary Clinton's campaign recently dismissed the impact of Democratic voters in traditionally Republican states, calling them "second-class."

This didn't go over well with Idaho Democratic leaders.

"Today, a Clinton campaign surrogate took it to another level and said flat out the Democrats in red states are second-class citizens. This is a step too far," said former Gov. Cecil Andrus in a written statement. "I have been elected four times, so don't tell me a Democrat can't win."

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