Obama preparing for re-election drive

The decision to run the campaign from Chicago aims to reinforce Obama’s image as an outsider

2nd April, 2011
Obama preparing for re-election drive
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US president Barack Obama is expected formally to announce his campaign for re-election within the next fortnight. In doing so, he will fire the starting pistol for what may become the first ever billion-dollar campaign.

Obama will attend a major Democratic Party fundraising event in his adopted hometown of Chicago on April 14. Expectations are growing that this may tie-in with an official campaign launch.

Behind the scenes, preparations are well under way. Obama’s aides have...

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