Obama campaign HQs at Prudential bldg.

March 28, 2011 1:31:49 PM PDT
President Barack Obama has a Chicago home for his 2012 re-election bid.

A Democratic official said Monday that Obama's next campaign will be headquartered in One Prudential Plaza, a downtown high-rise just a few blocks from the offices that housed the president's successful 2008 bid.

The office isn't open yet, but it's across the street from Chicago's popular Millennium Park.

At least one of Obama's top campaign aides is already in Chicago. David Axelrod, his chief strategist, quit the White House in January to come home to Chicago where he will work on the campaign.

Obama still owns a home on Chicago's South Side but he and his family have spent little time in the city since they moved to Washington. It's unclear how much time Obama will spend here.