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4. SEIU is breaking out their ground game in PA:

There are more than 75,000 SEIU members in the Keystone State, and the union is setting up eight sites across Pennsylvania. The focus has been on registration through Monday, the deadline for residents to register to vote or change their party affiliation. The next step will be educating members.

While SEIU aired ads for Obama, shortly after announcing their national endorsement, before the Ohio primary, they are not planning to go on television or radio in Pennsylvania at this time. But that could change, Burger said.

We think the candidates are spending so much on the air, it's more important for us to be on the door and on the ground, she said.

After a compressed primary schedule earlier this year, union officials said the extra time has allowed them to ensure their membership rolls are up to date and to better organize themselves in the field, which lessened the need for media buys. Burger said members have been spontaneously reaching out to union officials, interested in the race and getting involved.

When asked if Obama could win the union vote in Pennsylvania, with polls showing Clinton at a 15-point advantage, Burger said she thought we can narrow the gap.

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  -Record Number of PA Democrats Registered NYDem Observer  Mar-24-08 07:16 PM   #0 
  - Bring the souless empty suit on  billbuckhead   Mar-24-08 07:21 PM   #1 
  - As deplorable as that comment was I'm not taking the bait  NYDem Observer   Mar-24-08 07:26 PM   #2 
  - i thought he spent time with her while she was dying  CreekDog   Mar-24-08 07:29 PM   #3 
  - so far....Obama hates his mom and left he to die alone, has left his paternal grandmother to starve  galaxy21   Mar-24-08 07:31 PM   #8 
     - Ask most Clinton supporters  NYDem Observer   Mar-24-08 07:37 PM   #9 
     - Bunnies  BeyondGeography   Mar-24-08 07:53 PM   #13 
  - Oh wtf  aasleka   Mar-24-08 07:31 PM   #7 
  - Sometimes, that which we accuse others reflective of ourselves.  writes3000   Mar-24-08 07:37 PM   #10 
  - I have it on ignore but I  zidzi   Mar-24-08 08:35 PM   #24 
  - Wow. Talk about irrational hatred.  MH1   Mar-24-08 07:55 PM   #15 
  - Your call sign should be "bill the bucket head."  RBInMaine   Mar-24-08 08:28 PM   #22 
  - Good thing it's the Obama supporters that use  walldude   Mar-24-08 08:31 PM   #23 
  - Hey Bill. In the spirit of detente flowing here -- fuck you.  thevoiceofreason   Mar-24-08 09:10 PM   #26 
  - SEIU is breaking out their ground game in PA:  FLDem5   Mar-24-08 07:29 PM   #4 
  - I Don't Think Mrs. Clinton Really Has Any Volunteers Doing Any Registrations...  JimGinPA   Mar-24-08 07:30 PM   #5 
  - K & R  Scurrilous   Mar-24-08 07:30 PM   #6 
  - I wouldn't take this as and endorsement / win for HRC;  jedr   Mar-24-08 07:39 PM   #11 
  - We're coming to send the soulless witch to her end  Red Zelda   Mar-24-08 07:48 PM   #12 
  - More actual sexism from the "postracial" crew  billbuckhead   Mar-24-08 07:56 PM   #18 
  - Funny. The "soulless witch" votes like the other guy.  Orsino   Mar-24-08 08:05 PM   #21 
  - The PA dem primary in 2004 had 789,882 voters  TheDoorbellRang   Mar-24-08 07:54 PM   #14 
  - "more than 86,000 others switched from other parties to register as Democrats"~~~FOR A DAY.  WinkyDink   Mar-24-08 07:55 PM   #16 
  - Nope.  BumRushDaShow   Mar-24-08 08:01 PM   #19 
     - Maybe so. But didn't the Obama campaign give out info as to switch and switch-again?  WinkyDink   Mar-24-08 08:58 PM   #25 
  - I am near one of the Philadelphia rim counties and a bunch of the repukes that I know there  BumRushDaShow   Mar-24-08 07:55 PM   #17 
  - We'll see.  Orsino   Mar-24-08 08:02 PM   #20 

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