Politics & Government

April 4, 2011

As Obama gears up for 2012, outlook's changed in key states

Barack Obama changed the electoral map when he won the presidency in 2008. Now, with his formal declaration of candidacy for re-election Monday, Obama invites the question: Can he do it again? Can he hold the states he won in 2008? Win those that barely eluded his grasp? Or will he find himself on the defensive, the landscape changing under his feet, fighting to hold on?

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