Obama election headquarters opens in Arkansas - KATV - Breaking News, Weather and Razorback Sports

LITTLE ROCK

Obama election headquarters opens in Arkansas

Posted: Updated:

By Matt Johnson

LITTLE ROCK – President Barack Obama's campaign manager spoke in front of dozens of supporters at the campaign's new Arkansas headquarters that opened Tuesday.

Supporters at the North Little Rock headquarters on Broadway & Orange listened as Jim Messina, Obama's national campaign manager, reassured them President Obama was serious about Arkansas and winning re-election.

"We're going to win this we're going to have four more years to do all the changes you know we got to do," said Messina, to loud cheers.

The mood was optimistic at campaign headquarters despite Obama's struggles when trying to appeal to Arkansans. Polls show Obama is still unpopular in the state where he lost by 20 points in 2008.

That's why organizers need all the volunteers they can get before November.

"We want for Arkansas to be a blue state so we're just trying to get everyone out to be supportive," said Sheena Lewis, a local organizer for the campaign.

However, the Arkansas Republican Party says there's a reason Obama has yet to come to Arkansas as a candidate or as president.

"I think he sees the writing on the wall, if I were trying to use my resources I wouldn't be coming to Arkansas if I'm President Obama," state Republican Chairman Doyle Webb," when I have a disapproval rating of nearly 64 percent."

Webb associates Obama's low approval in the state with the more than 105,000 Arkansans without work.

President Obama has no plans yet to visit Arkansas in 2012.

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Mount Vernon community remembers hit-and-run victim’s life

    Mount Vernon community remembers hit-and-run victim’s life

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 5:12 PM EDT2014-08-27 21:12:49 GMT
    Heather Danielle Baker's infectious smile was on the minds of all who attended her memorial in Mount Vernon on Aug. 25. Family and friends filled the Mount Vernon-Enola High School gym, most wearing purple in celebration of Baker's life.More >>
    Heather Danielle Baker's infectious smile was on the minds of all who attended her memorial in Mount Vernon on Aug. 25. Family and friends filled the Mount Vernon-Enola High School gym, most wearing purple in celebration of Baker's life.More >>
  • Jermain Taylor pleads not guilty, given $25K bond

    Jermain Taylor pleads not guilty, given $25K bond

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 5:11 PM EDT2014-08-27 21:11:53 GMT
    Professional Boxer Jermain Taylor has pleaded not guilty on charges for first degree battery and aggravated assault. Wednesday morning, he was given a $25,000 bond by Pulaski County District Court Judge Wayne Gruber.More >>
    Professional Boxer Jermain Taylor has pleaded not guilty on charges for first degree battery and aggravated assault. Wednesday morning, he was given a $25,000 bond by Pulaski County District Court Judge Wayne Gruber.More >>
  • Woman cleared of wrongdoing, officer fired after withholding evidence

    Woman cleared of wrongdoing, officer fired after withholding evidence

    Woman cleared of wrongdoing, officer fired after withholding evidence

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 10:22 PM EDT2014-08-27 02:22:22 GMT
    Officer Mark WinchesterOfficer Mark Winchester
    FAULKNER COUNTY (KATV)--A Mayflower Police officer is fired, after a prosecutor said he withheld evidence regarding an investigation. Officer Mark Winchester was terminated this morning. More >>
    FAULKNER COUNTY (KATV)--A Mayflower Police officer is fired, after a prosecutor said he withheld evidence regarding an investigation. Officer Mark Winchester was terminated this morning. More >>