Debt, Jobs Could Hurt Obama in 2012 Campaign

Obama will face a series of challenges in his presidential re-election bid.

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They can't wait much longer. The Iowa caucuses—the first event in the presidential nominating process—will be held February 6, less than a year away, and the first primary will be in New Hampshire on February 14, unless Florida moves its primary date even earlier. That's not much time as campaigns go, so look for a gaggle of GOP challengers to enter the field in the next several weeks as Campaign 2012 enters high gear.

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