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David Axelrod gets gig with NBC News

David Axelrod former senior adviser President Barack Obama. |  AP file

David Axelrod, former senior adviser to President Barack Obama. | AP file

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Updated: March 21, 2013 6:27AM

David Axelrod, former strategist and aide to President Obama, has landed a new job at NBC News.

The network said Tuesday that Axelrod is joining as a senior political analyst. He’ll contribute to broadcasts on both NBC News and the cable network MSNBC.

Axelrod helped run Obama’s successful campaigns in 2008 and 2012 and worked as an adviser to the president during his first term. NBC already employs Steve Schmidt, a top adviser to Obama’s 2008 opponent John McCain, as an analyst.


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