Politico broke the story today about quiet efforts to begin planning for President Barack Obama's re-election plans for 2012. Probably not a big story that he is running again. Don't they almost always run for a second term? But the story notes Iowa connections to Obama's plans. What happens in Iowa doesn't stay in Iowa:)
Patrick Dillon (currently the White House's deputy political director), who ran Chet Culver's successful 2006 Iowa gubernatorial campaign, is on board. So is his wife, Jen O'Malley Dillon (currently Democratic National Committee Executive Director). She worked on both of John Edwards' presidential campaigns in Iowa before leaving to work for Obama.