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Ex-Obama aide Dan Pfeiffer joins CNN as contributor

Former Barack Obama aide, Dan Pfeiffer, is joining the network as a contributor, Worldwide president Jeff Zucker announced this morning.

As the network wrote of his hiring,

His first presidential campaign role came in a communications post for then-Vice President Al Gore’s unsuccessful 2000 campaign. He then worked for the Democratic Governors Association and later Sens. Tim Johnson, Tom Daschle and then Evan Bayh’s brief 2008 presidential campaign.

He left his post as the White House’s senior adviser for strategy and communications in March as one of Obama’s longest-tenured strategists.

His role with Obama started in 2007, when Pete Rouse — who hired Pfeiffer in former Sen. Tom Daschle’s office — recruited him to join Obama’s presidential campaign.

He served in a host of communications roles during the campaign, the transition and then the White House, becoming communications director for much of Obama’s first term and then being promoted to senior adviser for the first two years of the second term.


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