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Obama makes surprise visit to Chicago headquarters

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CHICAGO (AP) -- President Barack Obama is making a surprise visit to his Chicago campaign headquarters to thank his staff for their hard work for his re-election campaign.

The president's first visit to his downtown Chicago campaign office comes a day after Republican Mitt Romney sailed to victory in the New Hampshire primary, following up his win in the Iowa caucuses.

Obama is stockpiling campaign cash in his hometown, attending three fundraising events later Wednesday.

Obama's campaign has hauled in more than $150 million through September, but Democrats say they will need to compete with Republican-leaning outside groups that can raise and spend unlimited amounts of money to back specific candidates.

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