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Barack Obama moves his re-election campaign 'Forward'

US president's re-election team unveiled its new motto in a video released today.

WASHINGTON // Barack Obama, the US president, has a new campaign slogan: "Forward."

Mr Obama's re-election team unveiled its new motto in a video released today.

The seven-minute video begins by recalling the grim state of the nation's economy when Mr Obama took office in 2009, then ticks through what the campaign says are the president's accomplishments, both on the economy and other issues.

The campaign also uses the video to target congressional Republicans, saying Mr Obama had to overcome GOP obstruction on Capitol Hill to pass legislation.

The video tries to make the case for Mr Obama's re-election by saying there is still more work to do going forward.

The campaign says the video will be played for supporters attending the president's first re-election rallies on Saturday in Ohio and Virginia.