February 5th and Beyond
Senator Obama’s Campaign is airing ads in the February 5th States by this fellow Democratic Senators and Gov. Napolitano.
Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitano and Sens. Claire McCaskill of Missouri and Kent Conrad of North Dakota are appearing in ads as Obama, a first-term senator from Illinois, seeks to introduce himself to a large number of people only a week before coast-to-coast contests in 22 states. [..]In addition to the campaign ad, Senator Obama’s Campaign is adding staff not only in February 5th States, but States that vote later in the month.
The ads are part of $3.5 million in ad placements this week in Feb. 5 states. The message from Napolitano, McCaskill and Conrad is that Obama can win the presidency and govern by unifying disparate political groups.
By featuring those three politicians, the campaign also seeks to show Obama's support from moderate Democrats serving in typically Republican states; George W. Bush carried each in 2000 and 2004.
Sen. Barack Obama’s (D-Ill.) campaign said Monday that it is adding staff to the states that vote in February after Super Tuesday in anticipation of a protracted nomination battle.
According to a memo from campaign manager David Plouffe, the campaign has hired or will hire staff in those states by the middle of this week. In addition, the memo states that Obama has raised more than $4 million in the last two and a half days just online, allowing the campaign to be “financially competitive — if not superior.”