Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's campaign is so worried about losing the upcoming Iowa caucuses, her campaign is pouring staff and money into the state.
With the Jan. 3 date of the caucuses fast approaching, Clinton has reportedly doubled her Iowa campaign staff as she steps up her ad campaign there.
Noting that Clinton's campaign "has been on the defensive lately because of her own missteps and increasingly aggressive attacks from her rivals," The New York Times reports that she is doubling or tripling the time she spent in the state. Former President Clinton, extremely popular among grass-roots Democrats, has also increased his presence.
“We’re going to begin using all the assets we have,” Tom Vilsack, the former Iowa governor heading up Clinton's Iowa campaign, tells the Times.
A recent Research 2000 poll shows Sen. Barack Obama trailing Clinton by 2 points -- a statistical dead heat.
Despite Clinton's strong national organization, the Clinton machine in Iowa has not been so strong. Her husband never competed in Iowa in two runs for the White House.
And Clinton appears slow in organization efforts. She recently opened her 34th office in the state, but has lagged behind the grass-roots organizations of Obama and former Sen. John Edwards.
Clinton is also moving to spend more on TV and radio ads with her campaign having spent over $350,000 last week alone.
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