Bill Daley to serve as co-chair of Obama re-election campaign

at 04:20 PM ET, 01/09/2012

Outgoing White House Chief of Staff Bill Daley will serve as a co-chairman of President Obama’s 2012 reelection campaign, campaign officials confirmed.

“Bill will serve as one of the co-chairs for the campaign — we will be announcing the others in the coming weeks,” said one campaign official. “He’s got a ton of political experience, knowledge and contacts, and we look forward to leveraging those assets and working closely together to reelect the President this year.”

Daley, a former Commerce secretary in the Clinton Administration, held the chief of staff post for about a year. He is being replaced in the White House by Budget Director Jacob Lew.

He chaired former vice president Al Gore’s 2000 election campaign through the Florida recount.

 
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