Politics & Government

Obama might campaign in Alaska

Democrat Barack Obama could be coming to Alaska to campaign as part of his effort to win a state that hasn't chosen a Democrat for president since 1964.

"That is the plan -- we are pretty sure he's going to come at the end of the summer," said Kat Pustay, who was named Wednesday as Obama's Alaska director.

Obama is opening a campaign office in Anchorage with paid staff, although Pustay said she didn't know yet just how big the operation will be here.

"The campaign in Chicago is saying this is a battleground state so we're going to get resources," she said.

The last time Alaska voters favored a Democrat for president was Lyndon Johnson over Barry Goldwater.

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