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Campaigns Farm the Hill, but Not Like 2008

David Axelrod left his role as senior adviser in the White House in January to return to Chicago, where he is focusing on Obama’s re-election campaign.

And after leaving his position as assistant press secretary in the White House to serve as communications director for former White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel’s successful mayoral campaign in Chicago, Ben LaBolt shifted over to Obama’s re-election office, where he now serves as press secretary. LaBolt worked as Obama’s press secretary when he served in the Senate, and like so many staffers in the 2008 election cycle, he left the Hill to be deputy press secretary for the Illinois Democrat’s first presidential campaign.

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