Saturday, November 05, 2011

A year out, Obama campaign makes volunteer push

A year out, Obama campaign makes volunteer push: WASHINGTON -- Grass-roots volunteers flocked to Barack Obama last time. This time, the president's campaign is in recruiting mode.

Facing no primary challenger, Obama is trying to rebuild a massive organization of supporters to help boost his efforts next year in the face of a struggling economy and weakened political standing.

Obama's campaign has spent the past week holding about 1,500 events around the nation, from small neighborhood gatherings to one-on-one meetings in coffeehouses, marking the one year to go before the incumbent Democrat faces the electorate. The events, including a chunk of them this weekend, comprise the nuts-and-bolts of a campaign: local phone banks, voter registration drives, door-to-door voter canvassing and house parties.


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