Published: Apr 04, 2011 11:27 AM EDT
Updated: Apr 04, 2011 7:59 AM EDT

WASHINGTON, D.C.-President Barack Obama makes his 2012 campaign official. President Obama sent his first campaign ad to his supporters via email and text message. The video features interviews with several Obama supporters and a call for action for Obama supporters to work hard to get the president reelected.

President Barack Obama plans to file the necessary papers with the Federal Election Commission as early as this week to run for reelection. He also plans to send email and text messages to supporters. Aides say that aside from attending additional fundraisers, Obama will stick to his day job of president until Republicans settle on a candidate.