Barack Obama has named his campaign strategist, David Axelrod, as a senior advisor in his new administration, writes the Chicago Tribune.

“The president-elect on Wednesday named his longtime friend, strategist and political poet to the role of senior adviser in his future administration.

“That elevates Axelrod to a status similar to Karl Rove in the George W. Bush administration, or political operative James Carville in Bill Clinton’s White House.”

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