Barak Obama Opens Campaign Headquarters in Columbus

Wednesday, January 16th, 2008

In Columbus, the race for the White House officially moved into town Wednesday, with Democratic hopeful Barak Obama opening up his campaign headquarters on 3rd Avenue.

The office will be open 7 days a week, where volunteers will make phone calls, organize mailers and pass out informational material.

Right now, it is the only headquarters for any presidential candidate in the entire Valley.

"Georgia is an important state for lots of different reasons, very important to next presidential selection process.  The 'Obama for America' campaign though it was necessary to start an office here, for people who want to learn more and for volunteers who want to work more," said Karl Douglass, an Obama Volunteer.

Muscogee County's Republican Party chairman says none of the Republican candidates plan on coming into Columbus before the general election race.

There is no word yet if any other Democrats will set up shop in the area either.