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Obama Wed Feb 24 2010

Obama May Come Home For Reelection Campaign

Mike Allen reports in his daily Playbook e-mail that President Obama wants to stage his reelection campaign from Chicago:

Top sources say they will be surprised if the headquarters is not in Chicago, which will always hold a certain magic for the president and first lady Michelle Obama. Obama for America senior staff felt there was a huge advantage in having distance from insiders in Washington who were constantly giving advice and asking for things. And Obama advisers see the advantages George W. Bush reaped by basing his original campaign in Austin, giving it a beyond-the-Beltway aura. 'We were able to focus on nothing but the campaign,' said one Obama for America veteran who plans to saddle up again. 'We didn't play the inside-Washington game, and that's a huge piece of who we are.'

Allen's story on Obama's early reelection plans is here.

 
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