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Top Obama Strategist Joins NBC News Deadline

One of President Obama’s top strategists, who worked on his 2008 and his 2012 election campaigns and served as senior White House adviser, has joined NBC News. Deadline.com reports that David Axelrod will be a senior political analyst for NBC News and MSNBC.

“Axelrod began his career as a journalist, serving as a a political writer, columnist and City Hall bureau chief for the Chicago Tribune before stepping into politics in 1984,” the piece reports. “He was recently named director of the University of Chicago’s new Institute of Politics and a Distinguished Senior Fellow at the Harris School of Public Policy.”

Axelrod joins a team of NBC and MSNBC political analysts that includes his counterpart from the 2008 presidential election -- Steve Schmidt, former campaign strategist for John McCain. Also serving as analysts for the news organization are former RNC Chairman Michael Steele and former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell.