President Obama is resuming his bus tour in North Carolina and Virginia to promote what remains of his jobs plan. He should point to his own campaign for some concrete examples of job creation. Obama's reelection campaign has spent almost $87 million so far, The New York Times' Nicholas Confessore and Griff Palmer report; that's equal to the spending of all the Republican candidates combined. More than 200 paid staffers work in the Chicago campaign office. Campaign manager Jim Messina emailed supporters last week that the campaign had doubled its staff, and that's why payroll totals $4 million, the Los Angeles Times' Melanie Mason reports. There are now Obama 2012 offices in 15 states, and paid staffers in 38 states.
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