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Obama Launches 2012 Reelection Campaign

8:26 AM, Apr 4, 2011 • By DANIEL HALPER
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President Barack Obama, in an email to supporters, today officially announced that he's running for reelection in 2012:

Today, we are filing papers to launch our 2012 campaign. We're doing this now because the politics we believe in does not start with expensive TV ads or extravaganzas, but with you -- with people organizing block-by-block, talking to neighbors, co-workers, and friends. And that kind of campaign takes time to build. So even though I'm focused on the job you elected me to do, and the race may not reach full speed for a year or more, the work of laying the foundation for our campaign must start today. … This will be my final campaign, at least as a candidate. But the cause of making a lasting difference for our families, our communities, and our country has never been about one person. And it will succeed only if we work together.

The president's campaign released this video, titled "It Begins With Us":

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