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Obama 2.0 coming soon to a battleground state near you

President-elect Barack Obama's political team is gearing up to disburse full-time staff all over the country to marshal the energy of hundreds of thousands of volunteers in between elections.

Called "Obama 2.0,''  it's described as an unprecedented initiative that would keep voter registration drives going and promote Obama's agenda to lay the groundwork for his re-election. Typically, a presidential campaign lies dormant after Election Day.

Numbers are still being tossed around, but there could be roughly one staffer per congressional district, which would mean 25 year-round political operatives in Florida.

The effort will likely be orchestrated by the new executive director at the Democratic National Committee, Jennifer O'Malley Dillon, who ran Obama's battleground state operation and managed Jim Davis' 2006 campaign for governor in Florida.

More on the national scope of Obama 2.0 is here.