ST. PAUL – U.S. Sen. Barack Obama handily defeated Sen. John McCain in the “Bobblection” held at Midway Stadium Saturday evening, before the St. Paul Saints beat the Fort Worth Cats 9-7. Obama’s strong showing in this important indicator of public opinion comes as his Minnesota campaign is gaining strength and momentum statewide. The Saints’ Bobblection track record cannot be questioned – in 2004, it correctly predicted the Minnesota results in the general election.
“Senator Obama is humbled that Saints fans recognize the need for real leadership to address the issues middle-class families are dealing with every day,” Obama’s Minnesota spokesman Nick Kimball said. “Saints fans are truly representative of Minnesota – hard working folks who enjoy a beautiful night of outdoor baseball.”
Obama’s strong showing – in what the McCain campaign acknowledged was a “vital contest” – came despite the strongest efforts of the McCain campaign to turn out in “full force” Saturday night.
Obama will build off the momentum gained from the Bobblection victory by continuing to build the strongest grassroots organization ever assembled in the state. Thousands of Minnesotans are invested in the campaign and are working in their own neighborhoods to bring real change and get our country back on track.
Obama will try to keep his streak alive tonight in Sioux Falls and with if he wins there he will go for the sweep tomorrow night in Fort Myers.