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.