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Obama Deputy Campaign Manager: 'Economy ... Will Continue to Be a Challenge'

3:42 PM, May 18, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER
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President Obama's deputy campaign manager, Stephanie Cutter, admitted at a Harvard Kennedy School of Government event in Massachusetts that "The economy, you know, will continue to be a challenge."

"I have to say also there are also disadvantages to being an incumbent," says Cutter. "The economy, you know, will continue to be a challenge as we continue to fight out this race over the next six months."

Perhaps the Obama campaign official is referring to the fact that the president has been in office for almost three and a half years. The economy still remains weak, with the unemployment rate at 8.1 percent.

Cutter's remarks were made last week, May 12, though video has only surfaced today. 

The comments were made at a reunion event for the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. Cutter does not appear to have attended that institution. According to the New York Times, she has a "bachelor’s degree from Smith College and law degree from Georgetown University."

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