n.Note: Similar to FLOHPA from the 2004 election. «The visits, the 11th and 12th to Minnesota, Wisconsin and Iowa in just over a month by Obama, John McCain and their running mates, were the latest evidence of just how crucial these states have become to both campaigns. “Minnewisowa” is a fanciful name coined for a battleground region rich in electoral votes that has been relentlessly targeted by strategists for both presidential campaigns.» —“Obama tells La Crosse crowd action needed on crisis” by Bob Von Sternberg in La Crosse, Wisconsin Star Tribune (Minneapolis, Minnesota) Oct. 2, 2008. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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