Obama campaign to shift personnel out of Georgia

ATLANTA (AP) -- The Democratic presidential campaign of Barack Obama is shifting personnel out of Georgia into more competitive states such as North Carolina.

Staffers confirmed the movement of resources on Tuesday. The move comes nearly three weeks after the Obama campaign dropped its TV ads in Georgia.

Campaign officials declined to say how many of some 75 paid Obama staffers will be redeployed and denied that the move signals reduced expectations in the state.

Caroline Adelman, spokeswoman for the Obama campaign in Georgia, says voter registration drives will continue. She says two new campaign offices will be opened this week in south DeKalb County and Savannah.

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(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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