Dems Queue Up Keystone Plans

Clinton to spend less, get personal; Obama to stump elsewhere, but hopes time helps in Pa.
By Jonas Oransky,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 12, 2008 1:42 PM CDT
Democratic presidential hopeful, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., with Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter, right, and Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell, left, react with the crowd during a rally at Temple...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama have staked out very different strategies ahead of the April 22 Pennsylvania primary—with the pre-vote lull the longest the Democrats have faced since the run-up to Iowa. Camp Clinton won't shower Pennsylvania with the same lavish expenses it did in Hawkeye country, instead focusing on volunteer-based, roundtable-heavy efforts that won Ohio.

The Obama campaign, meanwhile, has played down its chances in the state (“It’s an uphill fight for us,” said one aide), focusing attention more on May 6 primaries in North Carolina and Indiana—and abandoning its standard confidence that he'll do well if given enough campaign time, the AP reports.