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  Report: Obama to Run 2012 Campaign from Chicago
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Last EditedHomegrown Democrat  Dec 28, 2010 05:35am
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AuthorJoshua Norman
MediaTV News - Columbia Broadcasting System CBS News
News DateTuesday, December 28, 2010 01:10:00 AM UTC0:0
DescriptionEvery president since Richard Nixon has run his re-election campaign from either Washington D.C., or its Virginia suburbs.

According to a report from the Politico website, President Barack Obama has decided to stick to the formula that got him elected the first time, rather than follow his predecessors' lead.

The campaign, more than 20-months away from giving us an actual winner, is already beginning to take traction. As Republican contenders become less shy about declaring their intentions, Obama will need a means of responding to their attacks that doesn't distract from his official presidential activities, Politico reports.

The Obama team has decided to not wait for the opposing side to gain footing, so sources with knowledge of the campaign planning told Politico that in the interest of getting started, a Chicago location has become a near certainty.

"Reelection campaigns are typically based in Washington because that puts the leadership closer to where [the candidate] lives," Jamal Simmons, a Democratic consultant, told Politico (Simmons is also a contributor to CBS News). "In modern presidential history, this is kind of revolutionary."
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