Dems Add Four States as Presidential Battleground Targets

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Whispers Editor Paul Bedard brings us this item:

There are at least four new battleground states emerging to challenge Ohio and Florida for that title in the upcoming presidential election, according to Democratic Party sources.

Key among the new four: Virginia, which elected a Democratic senator and governor recently and which is quickly becoming less of a red state and more of a purple one. The other states on the Democratic list: Nevada, Colorado, and New Mexico.

In fact, the emergence of the Mountain States region was a factor in the party's choosing to hold its presidential nominating convention in Denver next summer. Party officials said they expect to expand operations in those four states and to have an extensive get-out-the-vote organization ready in time for the party's presidential nominee to tap.