Howard Dean, who had planned to run as an insurgent on a shoestring, is adjusting his campaign to befit his new lot in life: the well-funded, emerging front-runner for the Democratic presidential nomination.
Recent polls show the former Vermont governor leading [in New Hampshire] and in Iowa, the first two stops on the road to the 2004 nomination, running strong in vote-rich California and surging nationally.
The race remains far too close and volatile to consider any of the nine candidates a true front-runner in a contest much of the public is ignoring, but several rival campaigns now privately talk of the Vermont Democrat as the man to beat. Several challengers are adjusting their campaigns to prepare for a one-on-one showdown with Dean.
Growing popularity is forcing Dean to shift gears. He's expanding his fundraising and political operations to profit from the surge...At the same time, Dean is trying to expand the appeal of his message.
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