Democrats Woo Activists in Key Des Moines Neighborhood

Four years ago, the Beaverdale neighborhood in Des Moines organized big for President Barack Obama's re-election, building an uber-volunteer group skilled at phone-banking, door-knocking and boosting caucus and general election participation. The volunteers dubbed their leafy neighborhood Obamadale. Now the 2016 Democratic presidential hopefuls are visiting this liberal stronghold, trying to rename it once more. Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley hung out at a local bar Friday night and Hillary Rodham Clinton was set to visit a house party Saturday afternoon.



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