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

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


View Photo Gallery: These onetime White House officials and advisers have moved on to other jobs.

“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.

Rachel Weiner covers local politics for The Washington Post.

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