The new offices should be up and running by mid-May in New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, Ohio, New Mexico, Iowa and Wisconsin, joining those already established by the Republican National Committee in Florida, North Carolina, Virginia, Nevada, Michigan and Colorado.
Those manning these mini-political fortresses will work in coordination with state party committees in developing and sharing voter-contact information, grass-roots organizing and get-out-the-vote efforts.
RNC Political Director Rick Wiley says the battleground strongholds represent “the ground game run by the RNC in conjunction with the states.” The RNC wants to open offices in the 12 battleground states by May, even without an official nominee, Wiley explains, “because the Obama campaign has been building this for a year. They have had an opportunity to get out ahead of us.”
By the end of the summer, the whole apparatus should become part of the Mitt Romney campaign, as the former Massachusetts governor cements his position as the presumptive nominee of his party.
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