President Barack Obama returns home to Chicago Thursday to raise cash for his re-election campaign. The main fundraiser, taking place on Navy Pier, is being billed as the "fundraising kick-off" to the 2012 campaign.
President Barack Obama is headed back to town. On Thursday he’ll kick off his re-election fundraising efforts in Chicago. Obama’s 2008 campaign shattered all records – he raised more money than any previous candidate for the office. But some pundits predict he’ll outdo himself in 2012.
Among the topics likely to gain traction in the 2012 contest are economic concerns – from gas prices to the widening gap between rich and poor. Northwestern University professor Benjamin Page has spent his career looking at how people decide who to vote for or what policy to support.