Daschle Stumps for Obama in Billings

By Beacon Staff

Former U.S. Senate Majority Leader and Obama national campaign co-chair Tom Daschle is stumping across Montana for Obama today. From the AP Report:

BILLINGS – Former U.S. Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle says the flagging economy will push undecided voters to back Barack Obama — allowing the Democrat to eke out wins in Montana, North Dakota and other swing states.

Daschle is touring Montana on the eve of the election in hopes of helping to secure the state’s three electoral votes for Obama.

Daschle says the region’s early allegiance to Republican John McCain over gun rights, land use policies and other perennial Western issues has shifted with the economic slowdown. He pointed to recent polls showing the presidential race tightening in Montana and other states once considered GOP locks.

After stopping in Billings on Monday morning to rally Obama supporters, he was headed to Crow Agency and Bozeman. The South Dakotan has co-chaired the Obama national campaign since February 2007.