Timeline: President Obama's presidency

A look back through President Barack Obama's presidency as the 44th President of the United States of America.

Obama announces his bid for re-election via email

Credit: AP, 2011

April 4, 2011

Obama announces his bid for re-election via email

The president first announced his bid for re-election in an email and with a video to his mailing list subscribers on April 4, 2011. In an interview with The Associated Press, Obama outlined his strengths and weaknesses as a president and as a candidate, saying his main concern as the election approaches is the state of the economy.

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