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AP sources: Obama set to launch re-election bid

 


AP sources: Obama set to launch re-election bid

DARLENE SUPERVILLE, Associated Press

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is getting ready to make one of Washington's worst kept secrets official: He wants a second term.

Democratic officials familiar with the plan say Obama will file 2012 campaign papers with the Federal Election Commission as early as this coming week.

It's a long-anticipated but formal step that will allow him to start raising money for the campaign, which will be based in Chicago.

The fundraising effort has begun. Obama raised $1.5 million at a Democratic fundraiser...



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