Obama General Election
Campaign Organization, South Dakota
April 14, 2009 disclaimer
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| 234 South Main Street | Sioux Falls, SD ...grand opening Sept. 27, 2008
in April 2008 as deputy
state director on Obama's South Dakota primary campaign. Associate
Palmer Goodsell & Nelson, 2006-08. Active
in the South
Dakota Democratic Party and Pennington County Democratic Party; in 2006,
he worked for the Billion for Governor campaign. Prior
to law school, McGovern spent three years as an organizer and
fundraiser for conservation groups. J.D. from University of California,
Hastings College of the Law, 2004. B.A. in political science from
University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1994. McGovern hails from Rapid
City and is the grandson of
George and Eleanor McGovern.
Field Organizer: Chris
goal was to encourage South Dakotans to participate in the campaign for
change. We focused on making phone calls to voters in Minnesota
and Montana and sending volunteer canvassers to Sioux City, Iowa and
Billings, Montana. We ran phone banks every night and sent
volunteers to Sioux City every weekend, and greatly exceeded our goals
for GOTV calls and volunteer shifts filled for Iowa canvassing.
We also worked with local Obama supporters and tribal officials and
helped get early vote locations set up on the Pine Ridge and Rosebud
Indian reservations." -
South Dakota Democratic
Party | | (605)
(elected Dec. 2006) 2006
Democratic nominee for governor. State representative in the
mid-1990s. Practiced as an orthopedic surgeon from 1971-97.
Served two years in the U.S. Air Force. Residency at St. Francis
Hospital in Peoria, Illinois. M.D. from Loyola University of
Chicago; B.A. degree from Loras College in Dubuque, Iowa.
(Jan. 2007) Hauffe served a
previous stint at the party from 1987-97. Graduate of South
Dakota State University, 1997.
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