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The last gasp will be a long one on Monday, as the campaigns of Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama make their presidential pitch to Montana voters one last time before Tuesday's primary election.

Western Montana will see its share of the action, with the Obama camp announcing that Michelle Obama - the candidate's wife - will make an appearance in Kalispell on Monday afternoon.

Michelle Obama will begin the day in Billings with a noon get-out-the-vote kickoff for campaign volunteers, then will fly across the state to Kalispell, where a similar event is planned.

The Kalispell event is open only to volunteers who register in advance and commit to bringing their cell phone to the phone bank - one of many Obama events statewide intended to boost voter numbers for Tuesday's primary.

Phone-bank volunteers without cell phones or who would rather go door-to-door will have that option as well.

To participate in the Kalispell get-out-the-vote event, volunteers must RSVP to the phone bank either by visiting Obama campaign headquarters at 20 Four Mile Drive or by calling the office at (406) 257-5203.

Michelle Obama is expected at the Kalispell phone bank sometime after volunteers start work at 3:45 p.m.

Volunteers for Obama also will meet to call voters in Havre, Livingston, Glendive, Helena, Great Falls, Butte, Bozeman and Missoula.

In addition, canvassers will depart from Obama's Missoula campaign office, 218 E. Front St., at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. to go door-to-door pitching for their candidate.

Meanwhile, the Montana for Hillary campaign has scheduled get-out-the-vote efforts Monday in Billings, Helena, Missoula, Butte, Bozeman, Kalispell and Great Falls.

The Missoula canvass starts at 5 p.m. at Clinton's campaign office, 139 E. Main St.

The Kalispell phone bank begins at 6:30 p.m. in Clinton's office at 118 Main St. in that city.

Volunteers are needed for both efforts, and should report directly to the campaign offices.

At stake Tuesday for Clinton and Obama are the state of Montana's 17 delegate-votes at the Democratic National Convention in Denver. So far, neither candidate has the number of votes needed to secure the party's presidential nomination.

Montana and South Dakota host the nation's last primary elections on Tuesday.

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