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WASHINGTON–The Obama campaign announces the names and home towns of more Iowa and New Hampshire backers on Monday.

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Over 300 Iowa and New Hampshire Republicans Announce Their Support for Senator Barack Obama

CHICAGO Today 268 Iowa Republicans announced that they will caucus for Senator Barack Obama and 68 New Hampshire Republicans announced that they had changed their party registration to vote for Barack Obama in the primary, saying he is the only candidate in either party who can break through the gridlock in Washington because he has a proven record of bringing Republicans and Democrats together to solve problems. In Illinois, Obama bridged the partisan divide to extend health care to 150,000 Illinois families, pass a $100 million tax cut for working families and enact historic ethics reform.

With all of the challenges our country faces, we cannot elect a President who will go to Washington and just get bogged down by the same partisan gridlock, Brett Blix said. Thats why Im supporting Senator Obama even though Im a Republican. Hes the only candidate in either party with a record of bringing Republicans and Democrats together to solve problems, and he will always tell you where he stands even when you disagree. There are thousands of disaffected Republicans like me who are disappointed by President Bush and the Republican presidential candidates who would consider voting for a Democrat who can bring about change we can believe in.

Brett Blix is 30-year-old Iraq war veteran from Northwood, Iowa. He recently switched his party registration so that he can caucus for Senator Obama.

Ive been a Republican all my life, but the challenges we face are too great to choose a candidate based on his partywe need to the choose the candidate who can bring fundamental change to Washington and start getting things done again, Jerry Spivak said. Barack Obama is the only candidate who will be able to break the partisan logjam and inspire Americans to come together around real solutions.

Jerry Spivak is a 57-year-old engineer from Nashua, New Hampshire. He recently switched his party registration so that he can vote for Senator Obama in the primary.

This public support from Republicans is yet another sign of Senator Obamas crossover appeal. Previously, Obama received third place in a poll of Republican Iowa caucus goers receiving more support from Republicans than Mike Huckabee, John McCain and Sam Brownback combined.

Ive always believed that you can only bring about real change when people come together across party lines, and Ive seen what happens when folks put politics aside and get down to work, Senator Obama said. If you cant bring people together across the old fault lines, you simply arent going to be able to make progress on the challenges we face.

The following Iowa Republicans publicly announced their intention to caucus for Obama:

First Name

Last Name

City

Judy

Baas

Algona

Nancy

Mueller

Algona

David

Powell

Algona

Carolyn

Woodyard

Algona

Kevin

Hubka

Alta Vista

Michael

Di Marco

Ames

Michael

Kostboth

Ames

Susan

Olson

Ames

Cherri

Penner

Anamosa

Charles

Cushman

Ankeny

Leslie

Dotzenrod

Ankeny

Deborah

Graham

Ankeny

Monica

Green

Ankeny

Marcia

Hartman

Ankeny

Michele

Nettleton

Ankeny

Scott

Richardson

Ankeny

David

Brown

Atkins

Robert

Einhaus

Atlantic

Jerry

Grandquist

Atlantic

Alyce

Lane

Atlantic

Patricia

Nelson

Atlantic

Eugene

Smith

Atlantic

Richard

Roepke

Aurora

Rachelle

Deeter

Baxter

Marjorie

Blitgen

Bellevue

Curt

Hammond

Bellevue

Kathy

Ohlert

Bellevue

Juan

Anderson

Belmond

John

Wiese

Bennett

Mary

Engel

Bettendorf

Patricia

Harmon

Bettendorf

Lynn

Urban

Bloomfield

Sara

Oliver

Bondurant

Phyllis

Muse

Boone

James

Wilson

Boone

Ann

Earley

Brooklyn

Regina

Dobroski

Burlington

Tammie

Radhakrishnan

Burlington

Carol

Blincow

Carroll

Michael

Fitzsimmons

Carroll

Martin

Greenlee

Carroll

Andrew

Green

Cedar Falls

Lynette

Keefe

Cedar Falls

Debra

Nichols

Cedar Falls

Vicki

Sink

Cedar Falls

James

Sink

Cedar Falls

Cory

Wendel

Cedar Falls

Amy

Yates

Cedar Falls

Mark

Fiala

Cedar Rapids

Wendy

Freeman

Cedar Rapids

Mitchell

Haferbecker

Cedar Rapids

Richard

Hoth

Cedar Rapids

Mary

Miller

Cedar Rapids

Randy

Oakley

Cedar Rapids

Sharon

Rosenberg

Cedar Rapids

Harry

Rosenberg

Cedar Rapids

Donald

Rundle

Cedar Rapids

Laverne

Severson

Cedar Rapids

Brianna

Steitzer

Cedar Rapids

Jennifer

Zahradnik

Cedar Rapids

Emma Jean

Severson

Cedar Rapids

Norman

Garson

Charlotte

Ann

Peck

Cherokee

Eveline

Will

Cherokee

Tonya

Clinkenbeard

Cincinnati

Virginia

Cambier

Clarion

William

Norris

Clear Lake

Cathy

Swager

Clear Lake

Michelle

Markwardt

Clinton

Rachel

Olsen

Clinton

Ronald

Robbins

Clinton

Colin

Faux

Clive

Margarita

Pina

Coon Rapids

Shanita

Eze

Coralville

Christina

Robinson

Coralville

Nicholas

Sobocinski

Coralville

Anne

Crowl

Council Bluffs

Doreen

Knuth

Council Bluffs

Martin

Leiserowitz

Council Bluffs

Jennifer

Nelson-Hansen

Council Bluffs

Susan

Rumbin

Council Bluffs

Fannie

Carson

Creston

Michael

Harris

Creston

Lori

Tull

Creston

Denise

Moore

Cromwell

Marilyn

Anderson

Davenport

Amir

Arbisser

Davenport

Andrew

Barcus

Davenport

Linda

Behan

Davenport

Julie

Jaecques-Gere

Davenport

Janet

Olt

Davenport

Michele

Stoos

Davenport

Larry

Grimstad

Decorah

Diane

Grimstad

Decorah

Shannon

Jensen

Decorah

Kirk

Johnson

Decorah

Karen

Klotzbach

Decorah

Brenda

Meyer

Decorah

Kenneth

Bass

Des Moines

Rochelle

Bell

Des Moines

Lorraine

Eldredge

Des Moines

Jessica

Gathercole

Des Moines

Mark

Hinshaw

Des Moines

Douglas

Hutchison

Des Moines

Stephanie

Wolken

Des Moines

Mattie

Kitchen

Des Moines

Roderick

Lewis

Des Moines

Angela

Riley

Des Moines

Alyson

Simmons

Des Moines

Stephanie

Smith

Des Moines

Courtney

Starbuck

Des Moines

Gail

Stutz

Des Moines

James

Sullivan

Des Moines

Brenda

Turner

Des Moines

Suzanne

Vocal

Des Moines

Mathieu

Vocal

Des Moines

Jonathan

Wolken

Des Moines

Jason

Wortock

Des Moines

April

Blasen

Dubuque

Margaret

Brewer

Dubuque

Mark

Burns

Dubuque

Madeline

Cairney

Dubuque

Jason

Cluff

Dubuque

Patrick

Hoy

Dubuque

John

Kalb

Dubuque

Mark

Klein

Dubuque

William

Smith

Dubuque

Sarah

Tayloe

Dubuque

John

Mehlert

Dysart

Garnet

Mehlert

Dysart

Jeannine

Wingert

Earling

Melissa

Grother

Eldridge

Michelle

Gifford

Elkader

Margaret

Beshey

Fort Dodge

Charlene

Thompson

Fruitland

Valesca

Gaylord

Glenwood

Barbara

Brockelsby

Glidden

Connie

Hansen

Greenfield

Eddy

Hansen

Greenfield

Douglas

Freeman

Grinnell

Ora

Gondwe

Grinnell

Lisa

Sharp

Grinnell

Gary

Weideman

Griswold

Jennifer

Meier

Guthrie Center

Steven

Smith

Guthrie Center

Janice

Hershey

Hampton

John

Leinen

Hampton

Dixie

Gambaiana

Hawarden

Timothy

Oneill

Hedrick

Rebecca

Flannery

Hinton

Beverly

Juhl

Independence

Nick

Nichols

Indianola

Amber

Short

Indianola

Ryan

Carey

Iowa City

Margaret

Ebert

Iowa City

Mark

Logan

Iowa City

Sacha

Wyckoff

Iowa City

Mindy

Loll

Iowa City

Valdeva

McCord

Iowa Falls

Jerry

Peckumn

Jefferson

Peter

Holmgren

Johnston

Dorothy

Sparland

Johnston

Jayson

Campbell

Keokuk

Emmanuel

Dass

Keokuk

Ruth

Egeland

Keokuk

Flossie

Scott

Keokuk

Larry

Fuson

La Porte City

Carolyn

Fuson

La Porte City

Linda

Phillips

Lamoni

Victory

Throndson

Lawler

Ramona

Lang

Le Mars

Michelle

Baldwin

Leon

Robert

Raine

Logan

Deanna

McDermott

Manchester

Cody

Venzke

Manly

David

Jost

Maquoketa

Arlene

Pennington

Marion

Stanley

Wierson

Marion

Carol

Wohlleben

Marion

Eldon

Wohlleben

Marion

Angie

Johnson

Marion

Jerry

Johnson

Marion

David

Perkins

Marshalltown

John

Sagar

Marshalltown

Carole

Lerch

Martelle

Peter

Children

Mason City

Susan

Kading

Menlo

Jack

Kading

Menlo

Scott

Allen

Monticello

Jo

Bader

Monticello

Max

Buckner

Mount Ayr

Joleen

Nelson Woods

Mount Vernon

Danny

Cornell

Mt Pleasant

Garth

Ganka

Mt Pleasant

Robert

Struble

Mt Pleasant

Patricia

Collins

Muscatine

Thomas

Kindler

Muscatine

Janet

Kindler

Muscatine

Margaret

Wilson

Muscatine

Richard

Wilson

Muscatine

Gerald

Dietz

Nashua

Kathleen

Boss

New Hampton

Lisa

Bernal

Newton

Debra

Simmons

Newton

Sibyl

Smith

Newton

Brett

Blix

Northwood

Ronnie

Millard

Oelwein

Kathy

Millard

Oelwein

Hazel

Orr

Orient

James

Orr

Orient

Michael

Walker

Orient

Mark

Meier

Perry

Clarence

Busch

Persia

Marilyn

Porter

Polk City

Christopher

Schnuelle

Postville

Marlys

Sowers

Postville

Deann

Frisk

Randall

Richard

Baldwin

Red Oak

Sharon

Parrish

Red Oak

Jeannie

Melhus

Reinbeck

Jolene

Rogers

Ringsted

Evelyn

Baldwin

Rock Rapids

Gary

Patton

Rock Rapids

Ronald

Smith

Sergeant Bluff

Mary

Harms

Shenandoah

Robin

Lane

Shenandoah

Maurice

Reavis

Shenandoah

Velesta

Reavis

Shenandoah

Shirley

Teachout

Shenandoah

Barry

Eldal

Sibley

Jennifer

Clark

Sidney

Heather

Slater

Sidney

Kerrie

Summers

Sioux Center

Cleo

Harder

Sioux City

Carleton

Helseth

Sioux City

Eloyce

Keating

Sioux City

Jennifer

Wyland

Sioux City

Leeann

Roberts

Solon

Benjamin

Sorden

Solon

Theresa

Sedlacek

Solon

Caleb

Stoever

Spencer

Earl

Dick

Stuart

Betty

Dick

Stuart

Erin

Heitland

Thorton

Barbara

Cary

Tipton

Connie

Bouhaik

Urbandale

Teri

Wagoner

Urbandale

Carolyn

Phippen

Vinton

Ruby

Abebe

Waterloo

Carol

Butler

Waterloo

Edward

Madlock

Waterloo

Gary

Olson

Waterloo

David

Rainey

Waterloo

Lee

Anderson

Waukon

Roxanne

Mills

Waverly

Janene

Studer

Wesley

David

Camp

West Burlington

Steven

Young

West Burlington

Albert

Ngoytz

West Des Moines

David

Basler

West Des Moines

Jan

Caruthers

West Des Moines

Sharon

Fisher

West Des Moines

Mark

Lacroix

West Des Moines

Margaret

Nelson

West Des Moines

Mark

Wellman

West Des Moines

Pauline

McAreavy

Williamsburg

James

Mease

Winterset

Jillian

Gaiser

Woodbine

The following New Hampshire Republicans publicly announced that they had switched parties to vote for Obama:

Richard Adams, Portsmouth, NH

Samuel Aldridge, Gilford, NH

Colette Awad, Hudson, NH

Shirley Barrett, Dover, NH

Kurt Bellows, Londonderry, NH

Marge Bonneville, Lochmere, NH

Roger Brickner, Haverhill, NH

Rhona Brown, Seabrook, NH

Nancy Bruce, Exeter, NH

Philip Cassady, Merrimack, NH

Ellen Dunbar, Peterborough, NH

James Elberfeld, Nashua, NH

Shirley Elliot, Antrim, NH

Barbara Fegley, Center Barnstead, NH

Roy Foltan, Bath, NH

Raymond Gagnon, Barrington, NH

Stephen Gambone, Hanover, NH

Gregory Geheb, Nashua, NH

Fred Harwood, Bedford, NH

Brenda Heon, Somersworth, NH

Michael Hill, Pittsfield, NH

John Hutson, Bow, NH

Cecilia Johnson, Wilmot, NH

William Johnson, Weare, NH

Peter Kayros, Bow, NH

Carol Knight, Hillsborough, NH

George Kurzon, Peterborough, NH

Sarah Kurzon, Peterborough, NH

John Laderoute, Pelham, NH

Virginia Lamberton, Loudon, NH

Edward Largy, Bradford, NH

Angela Lawhorn, Nashua, NH

Patrice Lenzi, Barrington, NH

Clement Lyon, Loudon, NH

Ruth Lyon, Loudon, NH

David Maleham, Milton Mills, NH

Gail Malone, Laconia, NH

Christine Manns, Barrington, NH

Frances Marshall, Concord, NH

Mary Mattise, Amherst, NH

Barbara Mendes, Exeter, NH

Robert McNichol, Bow, NH

Linda McVay, Portsmouth, NH

Anne Middleton, Stratham, NH

Betsy Moore, Conway, NH

Nancy Morehardt, Milford, NH

Mary Morin, Raymond, NH

Olympia ONeill, Derry, NH

Martha Pasquali, Laconia, NH

Trisha Perin, Hampton, NH

David Pinsonneault, Amherst, NH

Rebecca Pirelli, Milford, NH

Robert Pollard, Portsmouth, NH

Thomas Powers, Thornton, NH

Janet Prevatt, Strafford, NH

Robert Richard, Manchester, NH

Caroline Russell, Meredith, NH

Jane Sander, Rye, NH

Lisa Segal-Bator, Bow, NH

Paul Shea, Pelham, NH

Diane Smaracko, Rollinsford, NH

Stephen Smith, Center Barnstead, NH

Jerry Spivak, Nashua, NH

Isabelle Stache, Manchester, NH

Susan Sundell, Salem, NH

Lawrence Varga, Derry, NH

Priscilla Wentworth, Raymond, NH

Janet Wesson, Springfield, NH

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