WASHINGTON (AP) Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama
is ramping up his campaign organization in Missouri.
The Illinois senator's campaign is placing a full-time director in Missouri and plans to open offices in St. Louis and Kansas City in the next few weeks.
Obama has raised nearly $2.5 million from Missouri donors, more than any other Democratic presidential candidate.
At least 20 states _ including Missouri _ plan to hold presidential primaries or caucuses on February 5th.