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Axelrod starts Obama's re-election work next year

Axelrod starts Obama's re-election work next year

November 14th, 2010 in News

WASHINGTON (AP) - Top Obama administration adviser David Axelrod says he will leave the White House in the first half of next year to begin the president's re-election campaign.

Axelrod told "Fox News Sunday" that he would return to Chicago in "late winter, early spring" to start work.

The 55-year-old Axelrod is a longtime friend of President Barack Obama, and served as his chief strategist for the 2008 campaign.