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THOUSAND OAKS : Democrats to Open Campaign Office

Democrats in the Conejo Valley will inaugurate a new presidential campaign headquarters in Thousand Oaks today.

An open house is scheduled from 1 to 3 p.m. at the headquarters, located in the Village Oaks complex at 3625 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Suite H. Organizers will show “The Man From Hope,” an 18-minute videotape sketching Democratic presidential nominee Bill Clinton’s life.

The office is being financed by donations from local supporters of Clinton and his running mate, Sen. Al Gore of Tennessee, said Joanne Wojcik, a volunteer with the Clinton-Gore campaign.

Volunteers staffing the office will provide information on Clinton’s presidential bid as well as campaign literature in races for other state and federal offices. The office will also sell presidential campaign buttons, bumper stickers, posters and T-shirts.

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Although the Conejo Valley has long been a Republican stronghold, a Democratic headquarters there could be of strategic importance as the party adds new voters, said Nels Henderson, chairman of the county Democratic Party.

“We’ve made big gains in voter registration in that area this year,” Henderson said.

Hours at the Thousand Oaks office are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. through Election Day, Nov. 3. The telephone number is 374-0044.


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