With a short video posted on BarackObama.com, the current president of the United States Barack Obama has launched his bid for re-election.

Using what apparently will be one of his campaign slogans, “It begins with us,” the campaign has told supporters that the kick-off of the campaign has started, and that means the race for contributions is on.

Shortly after the video went live, Obama sent an e-mail to supporters to say he will also file papers Monday with the Federal Election Commission.

“We’ve always known that lasting change wouldn’t come quickly or easily. It never does. But as my administration and folks across the country fight to protect the progress we’ve made — and make more — we also need to begin mobilizing for 2012, long before the time comes for me to begin campaigning in earnest,” Obama said in his e-mail message.

Check out the prez’s reelection video below:

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