Montana GOP Opens Five Campaign Offices

By Beacon Staff

HELENA – The Montana Republican Party says it is opening up five campaign offices in conjunction with John McCain’s presidential campaign and local GOP groups.

The offices are jointly paid for by the campaigns involved.

The new offices will be in Billings, Great Falls, Kalispell, Missoula and Bozeman.

State GOP Chairman Erik Iverson says the field offices will help coordinate election efforts and mobilize volunteers.

The McCain campaign says the offices establish its presence in Montana as the Republican senator looks ahead to the November election.

Meanwhile, Sen. Barack Obama’s campaign has set up eight offices in the state. The Democrat has identified Montana as one of several Republican-leaning states he hopes to win in November.