Anchorage Daily News, June 26:
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. . . .
“The campaign in Chicago is saying this is a battleground state so we’re going to get resources,” she said.
Anchorage Press poll, Sept. 3: McCain-Palin 54%, Obama-Biden 35%.
Recall that Alaska was one of 18 states that David Plouffe touted as a “battleground” in his famous June Power Point presentation to the Washington press corps that caused Eleanor Clift to gush about the “surgical precision” of Team Obama’s strategy.
(Cross-posted at The Other McCain.)