Obama launches 2012 campaign
President Barack Obama formally launched his bid for the 2012 presidential election yesterday 4th April 2011.
In an email to 13 million supporters he informed them that the formal papers had been lodged with the Federal Election Commission and he directed them to his new website www.barackobama.com/
The Obama campaign is expected to spend around $1 bn to fight the next presidential race.
As yet the Republicans have not started their bid for the White House, although a number of would be candidates have been carrying out intensive tours of the key states in order to gauge support.