MANKATO, Minn. (AP) -- In the eight weeks since announcing her plans to run for president, Hillary Rodham Clinton has deployed an army of roughly 100 campaign organizers nationwide and opened 15 offices in early-voting states.
That's far more than any other candidate of either party in the 2016 contest.
The overwhelming favorite for her party's nomination, Clinton doesn't necessarily need the volunteers now.
But worried she will lack the power of a competitive primary to energize the core group of supporters she will need for the general election, Clinton's team has set off on an early hiring spree that's all but unprecedented.
Her campaign has hired at least one staff member in every state, the District of Columbia and the U.S. territories.