Obama's Sunday Campaign Strategy Meetings

By: CNN Posted By: Stephanie Schultz
By: CNN Posted By: Stephanie Schultz

Columbus, Ohio (CNN) -- Approximately twice monthly on Sundays, President Barack Obama meets with a small group of senior advisers in the White House to discuss his reelection strategy, two sources with knowledge of the meetings told CNN.

The sources said these meetings bring together White House and campaign officials, and include a review of television advertisements and general developments in the campaign, which is run out of offices in Chicago.

Among the administration officials who gather with Obama in the Roosevelt Room are senior adviser David Plouffe, Obama's 2008 campaign manager; counselor to the president Pete Rouse, who served as interim White House chief of staff led Obama's Senate office; senior adviser Valerie Jarrett, a long time Obama adviser and confidant; communications director Dan Pfeiffer; and deputy chief of staff Alyssa Mastromonaco.

Reelection officials who attend the meetings include campaign manager Jim Messina, senior adviser David Axelrod, deputy campaign manager Stephanie Cutter, and political adviser Larry Grisolsno.

The meetings have been occurring since long before the official start of the reelection campaign, the sources said.

Obama holds the first two rallies of his 2012 bid in Ohio and Virginia on Saturday.


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