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WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama’s top political aide says there’s no White House shake-up in the works even as Obama’s campaign manager is given a greater role in the administration.
David Plouffe (pluhf) will deal mainly with this fall’s elections involving Congress and governors as reeling Democrats try to rebound after last week’s shocking Senate defeat in Massachusetts.
Obama’s chief political strategist, David Axelrod, says Plouffe will take a more active role. But Axelrod says don’t expect a staff shake-up. He says “nothing gets Washington more excited than someone losing their job.”
Obama’s spokesman, Robert Gibbs, calls Plouffe as smart as anybody “ever seen in politics.”
Axelrod appeared on CNN’s “State of the Union.” Gibbs was on “Fox News Sunday.”