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Obama in 2016: Shaping Message, Raising Cash

Obama campaigned in Michigan in 2014 for Mark Schauer, left, who ran for governor, and Gary Peters, right, who won his Senate race. (Saul Loeb, AFP/Getty Images File Photo)

The White House and parts of the Democratic campaign machine envision President Barack Obama playing the role of chief messenger and fundraiser in the 2016 elections, and even as a campaigner in states and districts where his presence is requested.  

A year out from Election Day, Obama is eyeing a legislative agenda that could help Democratic candidates hone their message to voters and which jumps off from the success of a recently inked budget and debt-limit deal.