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Presidential campaigns staff up in Arizona

Posted at 12:48 PM, Dec 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-20 14:49:11-05

PHOENIX (AP) - Michael Bloomberg and Elizabeth Warren are building staffs in Arizona as they look beyond the early Democratic presidential primaries and caucuses.

Bloomberg's campaign announced Friday that two people focused on Arizona are among 170 staffers hired nationally. Warren last weekend officially opened offices in Phoenix and Tucson and her campaign says it's hired over a dozen staffers and organizers.

President Donald Trump's re-election campaign has 22 paid staff members in Arizona.

The state's March 17 presidential primary comes two weeks after Super Tuesday. The state has received little attention from Democratic contenders so far but is expected to be competitive in the November general election.