The Obama campaign opened 24 offices in rural areas of Missouri on Saturday.

During opening ceremonies at the Montee Law Offices in Maryville, Missouri, and later in St Joseph, Obama Northwest Missouri field organizer Corey Dukes said that the Obama campaign is committed to a continuous presence in Missouri through the November general election. All 24 offices will be staffed full time.

There are new offices now in Arnold, Bolivar, Farmington, Rolla, Sikeston, Sedalia, and Warrenton. State Auditor Susan Montee told supporters at gatherings in both Maryville and St Joseph that in every presidential election but one, Missouri has chosen the winner. Sen. John McCain holds a slim lead in Missouri, according to

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