And thanks to Congress’ delay in passing the payroll tax deal, he only got to hit the links four times, but it was still enough for him to break a new one-year golfing record with a total of 34 rounds.

HONOLULU (AP) — With an eye on the 2012 campaign, President Barack Obama wrapped up a low-key Hawaiian vacation Monday and planned to quickly get back in front of voters as he ratchets up his bid for re-election.

The president and his family left the island of Oahu late Monday, ending their 10-day vacation. Air Force One will touch down in Washington on Tuesday morning, just hours before Republican presidential candidates square off in the Iowa caucuses, the first nominating contest of the 2012 campaign.

After more than a week out of the spotlight, Obama plans to make his presence in the campaign quickly known.

The president will host a live web chat with supporters in Iowa Tuesday night as the caucuses are unfolding. The following day, Obama will travel to Cleveland for an event focused on the economy.

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