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I decided to write this diary when I learned that Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton each have more than 30 field offices in Iowa.

After January 3, we will see whether campaigns with the most field offices did better in the counties where rivals had field organizers and volunteers working without the visibility of an office.

More information than you probably wanted to know is after the jump.

I have listed the counties in descending order, based on the number of state delegates they will assign on the Democratic side. I took the numbers from this post by Drew Miller, who calculated how many delegates each county would contribute to the 2,500 total. [UPDATE: After hearing from Drew, I have corrected the numbers for Polk, Story, Warren, Muscatine, Winneshiek, Winnebago and Emmet counties.]

I also give the 2004 caucus results for each county. Those numbers come from this table on the Des Moines Register's website. The results reflect the percentage of county delegates assigned to the various presidential candidates (not the percentage of raw votes each one received in the county).

Here is a map of Iowa showing all 99 counties and county seats. Not all of the presidential candidates' field offices are in county-seat towns. If you want to see where all the offices are located, I suggest that you consult a good road atlas.

Total field offices in Iowa for each candidate:
Barack Obama 37 (includes two in Des Moines)
Hillary Clinton 34 (includes two in Dubuque and two in Cedar Rapids)
John Edwards 25 [UPDATED to reflect new offices opened in December]
Bill Richardson 16
Chris Dodd 13
Joe Biden 9 (with possibly two more to be added)

Dennis Kucinich and Mike Gravel have no field offices in Iowa.

Note that all of the six serious campaigns have field offices in nine counties that account for about half of the 2,500 state delegates.

Also be aware that all of the campaigns have field organizers and volunteers working in many counties besides the ones where they have offices.

Several of the campaigns have added new field offices within the past month. Clinton's campaign opened about 15 of her field offices very recently, approximately two months after Obama's campaign had offices in many of the same towns.   Edwards had 15 of his 25 Iowa field offices up and running since the summer, then added ten new offices in December.

All told, 42 counties have at least one field office for a Democratic presidential candidate. I was surprised by some of the small towns where Obama and Clinton have opened field offices. I had to get out the Iowa map myself to find some of these towns (Dunlap, Sheldon, Independence).

Granted, those campaigns have money to burn, and it must be very cheap to rent office space in small Iowa towns. Enthusiastic supporters may have even donated office space to the campaigns in some places.

But many counties where Clinton and Obama have opened offices will assign less than 1 percent of the state delegates. Even if you count the delegates coming from neighboring counties, you are talking about a very small percentage of the state delegates.

Are the campaigns mainly vying for bragging rights as the one with the best Iowa ground game? Or will the visibility of all those extra field offices really help Clinton and Obama "organize, organize, organize and then get hot at the end"?

Please post your theories in the comments.

Here is the list of Iowa's 99 counties.

Polk - 358 state delegates
Edwards 39.6 percent, Kerry 35.5 percent, Dean 14.2 percent, Gephardt 8.6 percent, Kucinich 1.5 percent.

All of the campaigns have state headquarters in Polk County. Clinton, Edwards, Dodd, Richardson and Obama have HQ in Des Moines, Iowa's largest city. Obama also has a second office in Des Moines and an additional field office in the suburb of West Des Moines. Biden has his state HQ in Clive, also a western suburb.

Linn - 202 state delegates
Kerry 39.9 percent, Edwards 31.9 percent, Dean 18.1 percent, Gephardt 8.6 percent, Kucinich 1 percent.
All six campaigns have field offices in Cedar Rapids. Clinton has two separate offices in different parts of Cedar Rapids.

Scott - 142 state delegates
Kerry 47.1 percent, Dean 22 percent, Edwards 19.1 percent, Gephardt 10.9 percent
All six campaigns have field offices in Davenport, which is part of the Quad Cities on the Iowa side of the Mississippi River.

Johnson - 137 state delegates
Kerry 35.3 percent, Dean 28.7 percent, Edwards 26.3 percent, Kucinich 7.3 percent, Gephardt 1.3 percent
Clinton, Edwards, Obama, Richardson and Biden all have field offices in Iowa City, where the University of Iowa is located. Dodd has a field office in Coralville, which is right next to Iowa City.

Black Hawk - 117 state delegates
Kerry 39.1 percent, Edwards 25.5 percent, Dean 19.7 percent, Gephardt 13.3 percent, Kucinich 2.2 percent
All six campaigns have field offices in Waterloo. Obama also has a field office in Cedar Falls, the neighboring town where the University of Northern Iowa is located.

Dubuque - 90 state delegates
Kerry 43.8 percent, Edwards 21.9 percent, Dean 14.1 percent, Gephardt 17.8 percent, Clark 1.3 percent, Kucinich 0.7 percent
All six campaigns have field offices in Dubuque, a heavily Catholic city in northeast Iowa along the Mississippi River. Clinton has two separate offices in the same building in Dubuque.

Story - 77 state delegates
Kerry 38.3 percent, Edwards 35.1 percent, Dean 21.1 percent, Kucinich 3.4 percent, Gephardt 1.1 percent
All six campaigns have field offices in Ames, where the campus of Iowa State University is located.

Woodbury - 68 state delegates
Kerry 41.4 percent, Dean 28.5 percent, Edwards 22.5 percent, Gephardt 7.5 percent
All six campaigns have field offices in Sioux City, which is the largest city in northwest Iowa.

Pottawattamie - 55 state delegates
Kerry 46.2 percent, Dean 21.1 percent, Gephardt 16.2 percent, Edwards 14.4 percent, Kucinich 0.4 percent
All six campaigns have field offices in Council Bluffs, which is just over the river from Omaha, Nebraska and is the largest city in western Iowa.

Clinton - 46 state delegates
Kerry 52.5 percent, Dean 25.3 percent, Edwards 14.8 percent, Gephardt 7.4 percent
Clinton and Obama have field offices in Clinton. The other campaigns are covering this county out of their Davenport field offices (Clinton County is just north of Scott County).

Cerro Gordo - 46 state delegates
Kerry 35.2 percent, Edwards 31.6 percent, Dean 21.2 percent, Gephardt 12 percent
Clinton, Edwards, Dodd, Obama and Richardson have field offices in Mason City, Meredith Wilson's home town in north-central Iowa. A Biden staffer told me they have field organizers working here and may be opening an  office in Mason City as well.

Des Moines - 41 state delegates
Kerry 33 percent, Edwards 30 percent, Gephardt 21 percent, Dean 15 percent.
Dodd, Richardson, Clinton, Edwards and Obama have field offices in Burlington, the largest city in southeast Iowa.

Dallas - 39 state delegates
Edwards 52 percent, Kerry 35.3 percent, Dean 7.3 percent, Gephardt 3.3 percent, Kucinich 0.7 percent
Clinton has a field office in Waukee, once a small town but now a booming, affluent exurb to the west of Des Moines. Obama has a field office in Perry, a small town with a large (by Iowa standards) Latino population. The other campaigns are covering this county out of their state HQ.

Warren - 38 state delegates
Edwards 40 percent, Kerry 37.3 percent, Gephardt 11.8 percent, Dean 10.9 percent
Edwards, Obama and Clinton have field offices in Indianola. The rest of the campaigns are covering this county, just south of Des Moines, out of their state HQ.

Jasper - 35 state delegates
Edwards 41.2 percent, Kerry 31.6 percent, Gephardt 23.2 percent, Dean 4.0 percent
Edwards, Obama and Clinton have field offices in Newton, former HQ of Maytag Corporation. The other campaigns cover this area out of their state HQ (Jasper County borders Polk County to the east).

Lee - 34 state delegates
Edwards 29.4 percent, Dean 25 percent, Gephardt 25 percent, Kerry 20 percent, Kucinich 0.6 percent
Obama and Clinton have field offices in Fort Madison. Edwards opened an office in Keokuk in December. The other campaigns cover this area out of their Burlington offices.

Webster - 32 state delegates
Kerry 35.1 percent, Edwards 34.3 percent, Dean 18 percent, Gephardt 12.6 percent
Edwards, Dodd, Clinton, Obama and Richardson have field offices in Fort Dodge in north-central Iowa.

Marshall - 32 state delegates
Kerry 37.5 percent, Edwards 32.3 percent, Gephardt 20.3 percent, Dean 9.5 percent
Obama, Richardson, Clinton and Edwards have field offices in Marshalltown, a town with a large (by Iowa standards) Latino population. Other candidates are probably covering this county out of their state HQ.

Muscatine - 32 state delegates
Kerry 43.9 percent, Dean 27.8 percent, Edwards 17.7 percent, Gephardt 10.7 percent
Obama, Clinton and Edwards have field offices in Muscatine. The Davenport field offices are presumably covering this area for the other candidates.

Wapello - 31 state delegates
Edwards 38 percent, Kerry 33.7 percent, Gephardt 21.3 percent, Dean 7 percent
Dodd, Clinton, Obama, Richardson and Edwards have field offices in Ottumwa. A Biden staffer told me they have field organizers working here and may open an office in Ottumwa in December.

Boone - 24 state delegates
Kerry 41.4 percent, Edwards 41.4 percent, Dean 15.7 percent, Gephardt 1.4 percent
No campaign has a field office here. Presumably they are covering the area from their Ames offices.

Benton - 23 state delegates
Kerry 41.1 percent, Edwards 26.7 percent, Dean 16.7 percent, Gephardt 15.6 percent
Clinton has a field office in Vinton. The other campaigns are covering this area either out of their Cedar Rapids or Waterloo offices.

Marion - 23 state delegates
Edwards 36.0 percent, Kerry 34.7 percent, Gephardt 16.7 percent, Dean 9.3 percent
Obama has a field office in Knoxville. The other campaigns are either covering this area out of state HQ or offices in Indianola.

Bremer - 21 state delegates
Kerry 41.0 percent, Edwards 33.0 percent, Dean 13.0 percent, Gephardt 13.0 percent
Obama has a field office in Waverly, a small college town. Other campaigns have offices relatively close by in Waterloo.

Jackson - 20 state delegates
Kerry 36.8 percent, Gephardt 22.1 percent, Dean 19.1 percent, Edwards 19.1 percent
Obama and Edwards have field offices in Maquoketa. The other campaigns are probably covering this area out of their Dubuque offices.

Buchanan - 20 state delegates
Kerry 37.0 percent, Edwards 35.0 percent, Dean 16.0 percent, Gephardt 11.0 percent
Clinton and Obama have field offices in Independence. Others are probably covering this area from their offices in Waterloo, Cedar Rapids or Dubuque.

Fayette - 18 state delegates
Kerry 42.3 percent, Edwards 36.6 percent, Dean 11.4 percent, Gephardt 7.4 percent
Richardson has a field office in West Union. Obama has a field office in Oelwein. Others are probably covering this area out of their Dubuque or Waterloo offices.

Jones - 18 state delegates
Edwards 38.3 percent, Kerry 28.7 percent, Dean 20.9 percent, Gephardt 12.2 percent
Obama has a field office in Anamosa. Others are probably covering this area out of their Dubuque or Cedar Rapids offices.

Winneshiek - 17 state delegates
Kerry 49.3 percent, Dean 22.0 percent, Edwards 16.7 percent, Kucinich 6.7 percent, Gephardt 4.0 percent
Clinton, Obama and Edwards have field offices in Decorah, a college town (in case you were wondering about that strong Kucinich vote). Others are probably covering this area out of their Dubuque or Cedar Rapids offices.

Poweshiek - 17 state delegates
Kerry 41.3 percent, Edwards 26.0 percent, Dean 17.3 percent, Kucinich 7.3 percent, Gephardt 7.3 percent
Edwards opened a field office in Grinnell in December. Others are probably covering this area out of offices in Marshalltown, Des Moines or Iowa City.

Cedar - 16 state delegates
Kerry 34.3 percent, Edwards 24.3 percent, Dean 22.9 percent, Gephardt 10.0 percent, Kucinich 5.7 percent
No one has a field office in this county, which borders the "People's Republic of Johnson County" and is probably covered by Iowa City field offices.

Clayton - 16 state delegates
Kerry 41.7 percent, Edwards 30.8 percent, Dean 16.7 percent, Gephardt 7.5 percent, Clark 1.7 percent
Obama has a field office in Elkader. Others are probably covering the area from Dubuque or Cedar Rapids.

Tama - 16 state delegates
Edwards 36.5 percent, Kerry 32.9 percent, Dean 16.5 percent, Gephardt 14.1 percent
No one has a field office in this county. Others are probably covering the area from Iowa City or Cedar Rapids.

Carroll - 16 state delegates
Kerry 41.8 percent, Edwards 34.2 percent, Dean 18.5 percent, Gephardt 5.5 percent
Clinton, Edwards and Obama have field offices in this heavily Catholic county in western Iowa. Others are probably covering from offices in Sioux City or Council Bluffs.

Washington - 16 state delegates
Kerry 40.0 percent, Edwards 40.0 percent, Dean 14.0 percent, Kucinich 4.0 percent, Gephardt 2.0 percent
Clinton has a field office in Washington. Others are probably covering from offices in Iowa City, Davenport or Burlington.

Floyd - 15 state delegates
Kerry 35.3 percent, Edwards 31.8 percent, Gephardt 18.8 percent, Dean 14.1 percent
Obama has a field office in Charles City. Others are probably covering this county from offices in Mason City or Waterloo.

Jefferson - 15 state delegates
Dean 30.9 percent, Kucinich 29.1 percent, Kerry 20.0 percent, Edwards 14.5 percent, Gephardt 5.5 percent
No, that is not a typo, this was Kucinich's best county. Obama and Edwards have field offices in Fairfield, where Maharishi University and Iowa's "Silicorn Valley" are located. Others are probably covering this area from Iowa City.

Delaware - 15 state delegates
Edwards 45 percent, Kerry 39 percent, Dean 8 percent, Gephardt 6 percent
No field offices. The closest offices are in Dubuque.

Dickinson - 14 state delegates
Kerry 35 percent, Dean 26.7 percent, Edwards 23.3 percent, Gephardt 8.3 percent, Kucinich 6.7 percent
Edwards opened a field office in Spirit Lake in December. Clinton and Obama have offices relatively nearby in Spencer. Others are probably covering out of Sioux City field offices.

Henry - 14 state delegates
Edwards 39.2 percent, Kerry 31.5 percent, Dean 22.3 percent, Gephardt 5.4 percent, Kucinich 1.5 percent
No field offices. This county is right next to Des Moines county, where most of the candidates have field offices in Burlington.

Hardin - 14 state delegates
Edwards 38.7 percent, Kerry 34.5 percent, Dean 18.5 percent, Gephardt 8.4 percent
No field offices. Campaigns are probably covering this county from offices in Ames, Waterloo or Mason City.

Kossuth - 14 state delegates
Edwards 49.0 percent, Kerry 29.0 percent, Dean 13.0 percent, Gephardt 7.0 percent
Obama, Clinton and Edwards have field offices in Algona. Others are probably covering this area from offices in Mason City.

Hamilton - 14 state delegates
Edwards 45 percent, Kerry 38 percent, Dean 13 percent, Gephardt 4 percent
No field offices. The candidates' closest offices are in Fort Dodge and Ames.

Plymouth - 13 state delegates
Kerry 40 percent, Edwards 30.8 percent, Dean 18.5 percent, Gephardt 10.8 percent
No field offices. This county is just to the north of Sioux City, where all the campaigns have offices.

Iowa - 13 state delegates
Kerry 37.3 percent, Edwards 30.7 percent, Dean 20 percent, Gephardt 12 percent
No field offices. This county is just to the west of Johnson County, so is closest to the field offices in Iowa City.

Chickasaw - 13 state delegates
Kerry 43 percent, Edwards 28 percent, Dean 17 percent, Gephardt 11 percent
No field offices. The closest field offices are in Waverly (Obama), Charles City (Obama), Decorah (Clinton, Obama and Edwards) or in West Union (Richardson). The other campaigns are probably covering this county from Mason city or Waterloo offices.

Mahaska - 13 state delegates
Edwards 45.5 percent, Kerry 36.4 percent, Dean 10.9 percent, Gephardt 7.3 percent
No field offices. The candidates' offices in Ottumwa are closest to this county.

Buena Vista - 12 state delegates
Kerry 34.0 percent, Dean 31.0 percent, Edwards 28.0 percent, Gephardt 7.0 percent
Richardson has a field office in Storm Lake, a town in the conservative northwestern part of the state. Others are probably covering the area out of Sioux City or Spencer.

Madison - 12 state delegates
Edwards 50.6 percent, Kerry 28.2 percent, Dean 10.6 percent, Gephardt 10.6 percent
No field offices. Campaigns are probably covering from their state HQ or from Council Bluffs.

Clay - 12 state delegates
Edwards 42 percent, Kerry 28 percent, Dean 22 percent, Gephardt 6 percent, Kucinich 1 percent
Obama and Clinton have field offices in Spencer. Others are probably covering from Sioux City.

Allamakee - 12 state delegates
Kerry 47.9 percent, Dean 23.9 percent, Edwards 21.1 percent, Gephardt 7 percent
No field offices. The closest offices would be in Decorah (Clinton, Edwards and Obama) and West Union (Richardson). Other campaigns are probably this county out of field offices in Dubuque, Waterloo or Cedar Rapids.

Butler - 11 state delegates
Kerry 37 percent, Edwards 36 percent, Dean 14 percent, Gephardt 13 percent
No field offices. The closest field offices are in Waverly for Obama and in Waterloo for the other candidates.

Appanoose - 11 state delegates
Edwards 50 percent, Kerry 26 percent, Dean 22 percent, Gephardt 2 percent
No field offices. Campaigns are probably covering out of Ottumwa offices.

Crawford - 10 state delegates
Kerry 36.3 percent, Edwards 33.8 percent, Gephardt 18.8 percent, Dean 8.7 percent, Clark 1.2 percent, Kucinich 1.2 percent
No field offices. Edwards, Clinton and Obama have the closest offices in Carroll. Other candidates are covering from either Council Bluffs or Sioux City.

Wright - 10 state delegates
Kerry 36.5 percent, Edwards 36.5 percent, Gephardt 15.3 percent, Dean 9.4 percent
No field offices. The closest offices to this north-central county are in Fort Dodge.

Harrison - 10 state delegates
Kerry 49.3 percent, Edwards 20.0 percent, Dean 17.3 percent, Gephardt 13.3 percent
Clinton has a field office in Dunlap, a very small town in western Iowa. Others are probably covering from Council Bluffs offices.

Cherokee - 10 state delegates
Kerry 35.7 percent, Gephardt 24.3 percent, Dean 20.0 percent, Edwards 17.1 percent
No field offices. Richardson has the closest office in Storm Lake. Other campaigns are probably covering out of their Sioux City offices.

Mitchell - 10 state delegates
Kerry 31.3 percent, Edwards, 31.3 percent, Dean 21.3 percent, Gephardt 13.8 percent
No field offices. This county on the northern border of the state is closest to the Mason City offices or (for Obama) Charles City.

Winnebago - 9 state delegates
Kerry 34 percent, Edwards 33 percent, Dean 18 pecent, Gephardt 15 percent
No field offices. This county is closest to the Mason City offices.

Cass - 9 state delegates
Kerry 38.8 percent, Edwards 34.7 percent, Gephardt 16.3 percent, Dean 8.2 percent
No field offices. The candidates' closest offices are in Council Bluffs.

Union - 9 state delegates
Edwards 43.8 percent, Kerry 28.8 percent, Dean 13.8 percent, Gephardt 13.8 percent
Clinton and Obama have field offices in Creston, a town in southwestern Iowa. Council Bluffs offices are probably covering this county for the other campaigns.

Guthrie - 9 state delegates
Edwards 59.3 percent, Kerry 27.1 percent, Dean 10.2 percent, Gephardt 1.7 percent
No field offices. This county is probably covered by Council Bluffs offices, or perhaps by state HQ for some candidates.

Howard - 9 state delegates
Kerry 40 percent, Edwards 26.7 percent, Dean 18.7 percent, Gephardt 13.3 percent
No field offices. Clinton, Obama and Edwards have the closest offices in Decorah and Charles City. Other candidates are probably covering from Mason City or Waterloo.

Hancock - 9 state delegates
Edwards 46 percent, Dean 24 percent, Kerry 20 percent, Gephardt 10 percent
No field offices. The closest offices are in Mason City or Fort Dodge.

Palo Alto - 8 state delegates
Kerry 43.3 percent, Edwards 28.7 percent, Dean 23.3 percent, Gephardt 2 percent
No field offices. Clinton, Obama and Edwards have the closest offices in Algona and Spencer. Other candidates are probably covering from Fort Dodge or Sioux City.

Grundy - 8 state delegates
Kerry 50 percent, Edwards 33.8 percent, Dean 13.8 percent, Gephardt 2.5 percent
No field offices. The candidates' Waterloo offices are close by.

Greene - 8 state delegates
Edwards 41.3 percent, Kerry 37.5 percent, Dean 13.8 percent, Gephardt 6.3 percent
No field offices. The closest offices are in Carroll. Other candidates are probably covering from Fort Dodge or Council Bluffs.

Clarke - 8 state delegates
Edwards 41.3 percent, Kerry 30 percent, Dean 15 percent, Gephardt 12.5 percent
No field offices. The closest offices are in Creston (Clinton and Obama) or Indianola (Clinton, Edwards and Obama). Other candidates are probably covering from state HQ or Council Bluffs.

Worth - 8 state delegates
Edwards 37.3 percent, Kerry 32 percent, Dean 13.3 percent, Gephardt 13.3 percent
No field offices. This county is just to the north of the Mason City offices.

Calhoun - 8 state delegates
Kerry 41.5 percent, Edwards 39.4 percent, Dean 12.8 percent, Gephardt 5.3 percent
No field offices. The closest offices are in Carroll, Fort Dodge or Storm Lake, though some campaigns may be covering from Sioux City offices.

Shelby - 8 state delegates
Kerry 54 percent, Edwards 26 percent, Dean 9 percent, Gephardt 8 percent
No field offices. Clinton has the closest office in Dunlap. Other candidates are covering from Council Bluffs.

Keokuk - 8 state delegates
Kerry 50.8 percent, Edwards 21.5 percent, Dean 16.9 percent, Gephardt 9.2 percent
No field offices. This county is closest to offices in Iowa City or Ottumwa.

Louisa - 8 state delegates
Edwards 30 percent, Gephardt 26 percent, Dean 24 percent, Kerry 20 percent
No field offices. Obama, Clinton and Edwards have the closest offices in Muscatine. Others are probably covering this county from Burlington or Davenport.

Franklin - 8 state delegates
Edwards 44.7 percent, Kerry 32.9 percent, Dean 12.9 percent, Gephardt 9.4 percent
No field offices. This county is not far from offices in Mason City, Waterloo and Ames.

Monona - 8 state delegates
Kerry 42.5 percent, Edwards 21.3 percent, Dean 20 percent, Gephardt 10 percent, Kucinich 2.5 percent
No field offices. Likely to be covered out of Council Bluffs.

Emmet - 8 state delegates
Edwards 36 percent, Dean 30 percent, Kerry 28 percent, Gephardt 6 percent
No field offices. The closest offices are in Spencer (for Obama and Clinton) and in Spirit Lake (Edwards). Other candidates are probably covering this county out of Sioux City offices.

Sioux - 7 state delegates
Edwards 32.4 percent, Dean 31.1 percent, Kerry 29.7 percent, Gephardt 4.1 percent
No field offices. Clinton has the closest office in Sheldon. Other campaigns are probably covering this area out of Sioux City offices.

Page - 7 state delegates
Kerry 41.3 percent, Edwards 25.3 percent, Dean 21.3 percent, Gephardt 10.7 percent, Kucinich 1.3 percent
Clinton has a field office in Shenandoah, a small town in southwest Iowa. Others are probably covering from Council Bluffs.

Mills - 7 state delegates
Kerry 40 percent, Dean 22 percent, Gephardt 20 percent, Edwards 14 percent, Kucinich 2 percent
No field offices. This county is just to the south of Council Bluffs.

Humboldt - 7 state delegates
Edwards 43.3 percent, Kerry 38.9 percent, Gephardt 10 percent, Dean 7.8 percent
No field offices. The closest offices would be in Fort Dodge or Algona.

O'Brien - 7 state delegates
Kerry 29.1 percent, Dean 29.1 percent, Edwards 25.5 percent, Gephardt 16.4 percent
Clinton has a field office in Sheldon. Other campaigns are probably covering this county out of Sioux City, Spirit Lake or Spencer offices.

Sac - 7 state delegates
Kerry 37 percent, Edwards 29 percent, Dean 26 percent, Gephardt 6 percent, Kucinich 1 percent, Clark 1 percent
No field offices. The closest offices are in Storm Lake (Richardson) or Carroll (Clinton, Obama and Edwards). Others are probably covering this county from Sioux City.

Lucas - 7 state delegates
Edwards 35 percent, Kerry 30 percent, Gephardt 21.7 percent, Dean 13.3 percent
No field offices. The closest offices are in Indianola (Clinton, Obama, Edwards) or in Knoxville (Obama). Others are probably covering out of state HQ.

Adair - 6 state delegates
Edwards 52 percent, Kerry 32 percent, Dean 10 percent, Gephardt 6 percent
No field offices. This county is probably covered by field offices in Council Bluffs or by state HQ.

Monroe - 6 state delegates
Edwards 44.6 percent, Kerry 27.7 percent, Gephardt 23.1 percent, Dean 1.5 percent
No field offices. The closest offices are in Ottumwa or Knoxville (for Obama).

Decatur - 6 state delegates
Edwards 43.2 percent, Kerry 24.2 percent, Dean 20 percent, Gephardt 11.6 percent
No field offices. Obama and Clinton have the closest field offices in Creston. Other candidates are probably covering from Indianola, Council Bluffs or state HQ.

Davis - 6 state delegates
Edwards 48 percent, Kerry 27.2 percent, Gephardt 20 percent, Dean 4.8 percent
No field offices. This county is just to the south of Ottumwa.

Montgomery - 6 state delegates
Kerry 40.3 percent, Dean 24.7 percent, Gephardt 24.7 percent, Edwards 9.1 percent
No field offices. Clinton has the closest office in Shenandoah, but this county is not far from other candidates' offices in Council Bluffs.

Pocahontas - 6 state delegates
Edwards 40 percent, Dean 25.7 percent, Kerry 20 percent, Gephardt 14.3 percent
No field offices. Richardson has the closest office in Storm Lake. Other candidates are probably covering out of Fort Dodge.

Audubon - 5 state delegates
Kerry 42.2 percent, Edwards 40 percent, Gephardt 8.9 percent, Dean 4.4 percent, uncommitted 4.4 percent
No field offices. The closest offices would be in Carroll (Obama, Clinton, Edwards) or Council Bluffs.

Van Buren - 5 state delegates
Edwards 33.3 percent, Dean 30 percent, Kerry 26.7 percent, Gephardt 10 percent
No field offices. This county is not far from the candidates' offices in Ottumwa and Burlington.

Fremont - 5 state delegates
Kerry 28.3 percent, Edwards 28.3 percent, Dean 28.3 percent, Gephardt 15 percent
No field offices. Clinton has the closest office in Shenandoah. This county in the southwest corner of Iowa would be covered by Council Bluffs offices for most candidates.

Wayne - 5 state delegates
Edwards 53.3 percent, Kerry 22.7 percent, Dean 16 percent, Gephardt 8 percent
No field offices. The closest offices are in Indianola and Knoxville. This county in south-central Iowa may be covered by state HQ or Council Bluffs offices.

Taylor - 5 state delegates
Kerry 37.5 percent, Edwards 37.5 percent, Dean 12.5 percent, Gephardt 7.5 percent, Kucinich 2.5 percent
No field offices. Clinton has the closest office in Shenandoah. Other campaigns are probably covering out of Council Bluffs offices.

Ida - 5 state delegates
Edwards 40 percent, Kerry 36.7 percent, Dean 23.3 percent
No field offices. The campaigns are probably covering this county out of Sioux City offices.

Ringgold - 5 state delegates
Edwards 40.3 percent, Dean 25 percent, Kerry 22.2 percent, Gephardt 12.5 percent
No field offices. Clinton and Obama have the closest offices in Creston. The other campaigns are probably covering this county out of Council Bluffs.

Lyon - 4 state delegates
Dean 43.3 percent, Edwards 40 percent, Gephardt 10 percent, Kerry 6.7 percent
No field offices. Clinton has the closest office in Dunlap. Other campaigns are probably covering this county in the northwest corner of Iowa out of Sioux City offices.

Adams - 3 state delegates
Edwards 42 percent, Kerry 30 percent, Dean 12 percent, Gephardt 12 percent, Clark 2 percent
No field offices. The closest offices would be in Creston (Clinton and Obama) and Shenandoah (Clinton). Other campaigns are probably covering out of Council Bluffs offices.

Osceola - 3 state delegates
Edwards 44 percent, Kerry 20 percent, Dean 18 percent, Gephardt 18 percent
No field offices. The closest offices are in Sheldon (for Clinton) or Spirit Lake (for Edwards). Others would be covering out of Sioux City or Spencer.

That's all, folks. I hope some number-cruncher out there can make use of this information after January 3.

Originally posted to desmoinesdem on Thu Dec 06, 2007 at 05:19 PM PST.

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