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Axelrod in the Oval Office (2009)
|Senior Advisor to the President|
January 20, 2009 – January 10, 2011
|Preceded by||Barry Jackson|
|Succeeded by||David Plouffe|
|Born||February 22, 1955
Lower East Side, New York, United States
Susan Landau (m. 1979)
|Alma mater||University of Chicago|
David M. Axelrod (born February 22, 1955) is an American political operative and analyst. He is best known as the Chief Strategist for Barack Obama's presidential campaigns. After Obama's election, Axelrod was appointed as Senior Advisor to the President. Axelrod left the White House position in early 2011 and became the Senior Strategist for Obama's successful re-election campaign in 2012.
He now serves as the director of the non-partisan Institute of Politics at the University of Chicago and is a Senior Political Commentator for CNN. In April 2014 it emerged that Axelrod had been appointed senior strategic adviser to the British Labour Party to assist party leader Ed Miliband in the run-up to the 2015 general election.
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