Saturday, March 01, 2008

Fine weather for a political Saturday

Active weekend in Wyoming politics. Iowa Gov. Chet Culver will be in the state today to stump for Barack Obama. He'll kick off a day of canvassing at the Cheyenne Obama offices, 415 W. 28th St., beginning at 11:45 a.m. Following that, he'll be whisked off to Laramie where he'll do the same. In the afternoon, Obama supporters will knock on doors across town to get Democratic voters out to the March 8 caucuses.

Meanwhile, New Mexico Lieutenant Gov. Diane Denish will be in town to stump for Hillary Clinton. She'll help promote the Wyoming Day of Action for the Clinton campaign. That gets underway at 10:30 a.m. today at the campaign office, 1603 Capitol Ave., No. 209. Most Cheyennites know this as the Majestic Building. At 12:30 p.m., the Clinton campaign office in Casper will host a statewide phone bank.

Tonight is the Nellie Tayloe Ross dinner with keynote speaker U.S. Rep. Stephanie Herseth Sandlin of South Dakota, a Democrat in a Republican district and the youngest woman serving in Congress. Tomorrow is the Democratic Party's "Mockus" at the Plains Hotel which is billed as an event "to help educate voters on the caucus process."

Throughout the fine-weather weekend (61 degrees and sun today, snow tomorrow), we will either be walking neighborhoods or holed up in windowless offices making phone calls. I know which one I'm going to choose. I volunteered to contact Dems and Indies in my precinct to get them out for Obama on March 8. Maybe I can catch them washing their cars....

Find out more about all these events at

For Obama info, go to

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