Obama and Clinton have made relatively few visits to the other's home base but have raised millions of dollars there. Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney has made only cameo appearances in Arizona, Sen. John McCain's home state. And aside from a few fundraisers in Boston, Senator McCain has saved his time for politically greener pastures.
But none of the front-runners in either party say they are ceding their opponents' home states, all of which vote Tuesday.
McCain's support in the Bay State
McCain's most prominent supporter in Massachusetts is former acting Gov. Jane Swift, whose 2002 campaign was knocked aside when Romney announced his run for governor. Among his other endorsers are a few leaders of the state's struggling GOP, who accuse Romney of being so preoccupied with his presidential bid in his final years as governor that he neglected to nurture the local party.
But with Romney far ahead in the polls, McCain isn't spending lavishly in Massachusetts. Supporters who wanted signs and stickers were reduced to scavenging in neighboring New Hampshire.