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Campaign Insider. It's good to be Barack Obama's national field director

It's an organizer's dream: instead of worrying about getting enough people to show up at meetings, worry about what to do with the overflow crowds. For Cuauhtémoc Figueroa (who goes by Temo), Barack Obama's national field director, it's reality. Even he is amazed by the degree of enthusiasm greeting the campaign. "Every event I go to," Figueroa says, "I'm surprised."

Previously assistant political director at the largest public-employee union in the U.S., he had plenty of experience organizing local groups and working on races before he joined Obama's team more than a year ago, when he was enticed by campaign manager...

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