The Washington Post examines Clinton's post-South Carolina strategy, which has already begun. The campaign is focused on four base Feb. 5 states: Calif., N.Y., N.J. and Arkansas. "The logic seems simple: She represents New York in the Senate, and New Jersey is next door; she was the first lady of Arkansas for a decade; and California will be the biggest prize when 22 states vote on Feb. 5. But in a system that awards delegates by congressional district, with some worth more than others, the calculation is far from straightforward, and Clinton backers fear that the setup could boost Sen. Barack Obama if he fares well in populous corners of key states."
More: "Obama is making similar decisions. Although he has opened offices in all 22 states holding contests on Feb. 5, he is zeroing in on specific voter groups in which he believes he has an inherent advantage over Clinton. In New Jersey, one of his targets is independent voters. In Georgia and Alabama, he is seeking to replicate his South Carolina strategy by targeting African Americans."
Also: "The Obama campaign's heavy emphasis on grass-roots organizing, which served it so well in Iowa, has led it to target the six states that will hold caucuses rather than primaries on Feb. 5. These are typically lightly attended affairs, but they could deliver big returns if Obama can follow his Iowa model of identifying a pool of supporters, including nontraditional participants such as college students and independents, and methodically turning them out."
CALIFORNIA (D): Clinton leads Obama in a new Field Poll in California 39-27. Edwards has 10%, but 20% are undecided.
NEW JERSEY (D): Clinton leads Obama 49-37. Obama leads by 45 points among black voters, and Clinton leads by 31 points among whites. Edwards has 10%.
NEW JERSEY (R): Oh, how important Florida becomes. With recent polls showing McCain beating Giuliani in New York and Connecticut, McCain is now slightly ahead of Giuliani in New Jersey, 29-26.
And how big a factor could early voting be?