Axelrod hints at Obama 2012 election night party in Chicago

February 2, 2012

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A top political advisor to President Barack Obama is hinting that Chicago will again host a big election night party.

On November 4th, 2008, an estimated 70,000 people turned out in Chicago's Grant Park to hear Mr. Obama claim victory. Regardless of whether 2012 is again that festive for Obama supporters, a major election night event is standard.

Presidential advisor David Axelrod said Thursday that the location hasn't been discussed.

"But, you know, our [campaign] headquarters is here. The president's heart is here. So, you know, I think that will help guide our decision-making," Axelrod said.

Axelrod said he would like the festivities to be in Chicago.

In 2004, President George W. Bush held his re-election night party just a few blocks from the White House, though his campaign was based in the Washington suburbs.