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Obama Re-Election Campaign Secures HQ

President Barack Obama’s 2012 re-election effort will be based at One Prudential Plaza, a secure skyscraper in Chicago, Lynn Sweet of the Chicago Sun-Times reported.

Sweet noted the building, at 130 E. Randolph St., is a short walk from Obama’s 2008 headquarters and within walking distance of Grant Park, where Obama claimed victory on election night.

“[A] skeleton crew of Obama 2012 staffers are already in Chicago, including Obama 2012 campaign manager Jim Messina,” Sweet reported. “I’ve also learned that when President Obama hits Chicago for a Democratic National Committee event April 14, it will be one of a series of gatherings around the country in April —at Democrats’ best donor cities — kicking off the Obama 2012 campaign.”

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