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President Obama's 2012 campaign joins Google+

November 24, 2011 |  1:04 pm

Obama 2012 on Google+

President Obama's reelection campaign, Obama for America, has created a Google+ page, joining a few Republican rivals who are looking to reach voters on the growing social network.

"Welcome to the Obama 2012 Google+ page," a member of Obama's campaign staff posted on Google+ on Wednesday. "We're still kicking the tires and figuring this out, so let us know what you'd like to see here and your ideas for how we can use this space to help you stay connected to the campaign."

As pointed out by the website 9to5Google, Republican candidate and former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich has used Google+ Hangout video chats to try and connect with voters.

Obama's campaign page has shared two other public posts -- one about the president's efforts to create jobs and another about a few supporters of the Democrat having dinner with the president.

By the early afternoon of Thanksgiving Day, no new posts since Day One. The campaign's social media staff might have the day off for a bit of turkey.

So far 5,350 people have given a +1 to Obama's 2012 page.

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-- Nathan Olivarez-Giles

Twitter.com/nateog

Image: A screenshot of President Obama's 2012 reelection campaign's Google+ page. Credit: Obama For America/Google

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