The Barack Obama campaign opened its Kenosha headquarters today, and Racine's will open in less than a week.
The campaign headquarters for the Democratic presidential nominee will be located in the former Historic Century Market, 522 Sixth Street. It will have its grand opening celebration on Wednesday, July 16, at 6 p.m. (Update: Among those expected to attend: State Sen. John Lehman, Reps. Bob Turner and Cory Mason, and Mayor Gary Becker.)
Meg Andrietsch, a trustee in the Democratic Party of Racine County, said the office will have room for phone banks, offices, places for people to prepare literature drops.
Andrietsch, an Obama delegate to the Democratic National Convention in August, in Denver, said she has sent out an email call for volunteers to get the space cleaned up, and for furniture. "And food -- brownies, cookies, whatever -- these young volunteers always need food!"