#AceUKNews – BRITAIN – April 18 – Labour Party has recruited a top adviser to US President Barack Obama’s campaigns to help with its leader’s election bid next year, AP reported.
The UK opposition party said David Axelrod will join its election campaign team as senior strategic adviser.
Axelrod, a key figure behind Obama’s two presidential victories, will take part in regular strategic discussions with party leader Ed Miliband. Axelrod said on Thursday that both Miliband and Obama had the vision to focus on the “experience of everyday people.”
Career: Career History: Senior White House adviser (January 2009-January 2011) Partner of AKP&D Message and Media formerly known as Axelrod & Associates (since 1985); Partner ASK Public Strategies (since 2002); Media Adviser to Barack Obama (2004 and 2008)
Birthday: Feb. 22, 1955
Hometown: New York, N.Y.
Alma Mater: University of Chicago, B.A. (political science), 1977
Spouse: Susan Landau
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(WP) – Axelrod, the political consultant who for two years was Barack Obama’s senior adviser at the White House, often derides fellow consultants he says see themselves as being at least as important as – and often smarter than – the candidates for whom they work.
“I have never believed in the Wizard of Oz theory of consulting, that I am all-knowing and all-seeing, and that everyone around me is kind of a backbencher,” he once said.
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