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Obama presidential campaign gearing back up in Idaho

The other half of the Boise duo who launched the grass-roots effort that built into an Idaho Obama campaign now has a political job, too. First, Kassie Cerami became field director for the LaRocco congressional campaign. Now, TJ Thomson is becoming the first official Obama staff member in Idaho for the general election. He’s the new chair of Idaho Veterans for Obama, which will hold a kickoff event on July 31st from 6-8 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Park in Boise, in the veterans’ picnic shelter. Thomson, an Air Force veteran, said other Obama campaign staff likely will arrive in the next month or so and a campaign office will reopen in the Treasure Valley. He also said Obama will pursue a “50-state strategy” during the general election campaign, and noted that Idaho’s February Democratic caucuses gave the presidential candidate his highest margin of victory in any state primary. “This move continues that momentum in Idaho,” the Obama campaign said in a press release announcing Thomson’s appointment.

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Betsy Z. Russell covers Idaho news from The Spokesman-Review's bureau in Boise.

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