David Axelrod is an American political strategist and commentator and the former chief strategist and senior advisor to President Barack Obama.
Axelrod currently serves as the founding director of the University of Chicago’s non-partisan Institute of Politics and as a senior political commentator for CNN. He is the host of The Axe Files, a top-rated podcast featuring conversations with public figures across the political spectrum. A former political writer for the Chicago Tribune, Axelrod produced media strategy and advertising for 150 campaigns across the US, culminating in President Obama’s historic elections. Axelrod is also the author of the New York Times-bestselling memoir Believer: My Forty Years in Politics.
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