Utah Democrats found a nice distraction Tuesday during the Republican National Convention: they held a grand opening for the new Salt Lake City campaign headquarters for President Barack Obama at 175 W. 200 South.
"We didn't really plan it for during the convention. We just picked a day when everyone could do it," said Jackie Morgan, a 16-year-old volunteer from Salt Lake City whom the campaign chose to be spokeswoman for the event.
"We made 3,000 calls through our phone banks to invite people, and used FaceBook, Twitter, email and even chalk on the sidewalk," she said. "We're trying to sign up as many volunteers here as possible to help us," and used homemade treats and pizza as a draw.