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Rose: Obama's Fundraising MVP?

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    Derrick Rose

    When President Barack Obama comes home next week for a re-election campaign fundraiser, he'll be with a bunch of old Chicago pals, including former Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel and former advisor David Axelrod.

    But word is the basketball-loving president will also be relying on another hot commodity: likely MVP Derrick Rose.

    Rose will headline the big April 14 fundraiser at Navy Pier, the Chicago Sun-Time's Michael Sneed reported Friday.

    Obama's 2012 campaign is rooted in Chicago, with headquarters in the Prudential Building