Obama Opening Offices in Poplar Bluff, West Plains

POPLAR BLUFF, MO - The presidential campaign of Democrat Barack Obama will soon expand its presence in southeast and southern Missouri.

The Obama campaign says it plans to open 23 offices this weekend in rural areas, including Poplar Bluff and West Plains in Region 8.

As of July 9, the campaign of Republican presidential candidate John McCain said it would have 12 to 14 full-time staff in ten offices around Missouri.

(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)