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01/03/2012 11:50 am ET

Obama 2012 Campaign Emails Video Of Candidate's 2008 Promises To Iowa

Four years after sitting in front of a camera and encouraging Iowa Democrats to caucus for him, President Barack Obama's campaign is sending out a 2008 video reminding supporters of the promises he made and claiming that he's delivered on them.

"He makes four specific promises -- on reforming health care, making college more affordable, ending the war in Iraq, and putting us on the path to energy independence -- all of which today, four years later, are promises kept," Mitch Stewart of Obama for America writes in the email sent to supporters today.

In the video, candidate Obama also suggests that he would "end the division, the obscene influence and the politics that value scoring points over making progress" upon entering the White House. Stewart doesn't address these points.

The email also includes a video produced by The New York Times that documents the Obama campaign's work to create the most expansive organization of any candidate in the state.

Democrats in Iowa will also caucus on Tuesday, though Obama is running uncontested in the state.

Eastern Iowa's WQAD reports on the process:

Democratic caucus-goers will elect delegates and precinct committee members. Each precinct is granted a certain number of delegates based on the size of their county's convention and past Democratic performance.

Party leaders tell WQAD that the caucus, more than anything, is a good opportunity to re-energize the Obama campaign's ground game by re-populating their volunteer force and ensuring that Iowans remain interested in the president's agenda.

Obama is set to address Iowa Democrats who caucus for him in a live satellite address Tuesday night.

USA Today reports:

Iowa Democratic Party Chairwoman Sue Dvorsky estimates "thousands" will participate in Democratic caucuses. She expects Obama to ask Iowans for a "personal commitment: What are you prepared to do to ensure middle-class families have a voice?"

Registration opens Tuesday evening at 6:30 p.m. CST. The caucuses start at 7 p.m. CST.

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