The return of the 50-state strategy

Wow, this is good news. That means not only will Clinton make the Republicans fight in every state, it also indicates she’s likely to to run a coordinated campaign with local races — something Obama wouldn’t do:

WASHINGTON — Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign is launching a major grassroots organizing effort Wednesday, sending staffers to every single state to start building an infrastructure of volunteers ready to pound the pavement.

What’s being called the “Ramp Up Grassroots Organizing Program” will have paid staffers in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and the territories through the end of May. They’ll be working with Clinton supporters to organize local meetings, volunteer trainings and other grassroots events, according to the campaign.

Wednesday’s announcement recalls the “50-state strategy” pushed by former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean when he was chair of the Democratic National Committee from 2005 to 2009. Dean argued that Democrats shouldn’t concede any state as “unwinnable” and should invest resources in building an infrastructure in every single state — a strategy Clinton will be testing should she make it to the general election.

One thought on “The return of the 50-state strategy

  1. Another reason Hillary showed she wasn’t nearly as bad as Obama. I mean, she’s pretty horrible, despicable even, but Obama plays like he is trying to throw the whole game to the other side.

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