WATCH THE KY3 NEWS @ 10 REPORT BELOW
Is the reliably Republican Ozarks becoming battleground territory in the Race for the White House? Republicans scoff at the notion, but if Barack Obama's campaign doesn't make up some Democratic ground this election cycle, it won't be because of lack of effort. They are out-manning, out-organizing and out-spending Team McCain, who is mostly relying on the local party regulars to do the groundwork. But Obama still has political and cultural obstacles to overcome, as well as history.
PLUS: THE BIDEN VISIT
As KY3 first reported on Monday, Vice Presidential nominee Joe Biden will campaign in Springfield Friday morning at Jordan Valley Park.
Gates to Jordan Valley Park will open at 9-30 tomorrow morning.
The rally is scheduled to start at 11-30.
It's free and open to the public, but an RSVP is encouraged at www.barackobama.com
TUNE INTO TO KY3 NEWS @ NOON FOR A LIVE REPORT-- AND YOUR FIRST SHOT OF THE DAY AT COVERAGE OF THE EVENT
FOLLOW LIVE ALL-MORNING UPDATES VIA TWITTER HERE
THEN, THE POST-GAME SHOWS ON KY3 NEWS @ 5 ,6 & 10
ALSO: ON THE EVE OF BIDEN'S VISIT, MCCAIN GOES UP ON TV IN SOUTHWEST MISSOURI, CALLING OBAMA "DISHONORABLE", "RISKY" AND "DANGEROUS."
Watch the 30-second spot that ran THREE times during KY3 News @ 10 Thursday