Knowledge Identifier: +David_Axelrod
Unhappy with his prospects at the "Tribune", in 1984 he joined the campaign of U.S. Senator Paul Simon as communications director; within weeks he was promoted to co-campaign manager
In 1987 he worked on the successful reelection campaign of Harold Washington, Chicago 's first black mayor, while helping to spearhead Simon's campaign for the 1988 Democratic Presidential nomination
Axelrod met Obama in 1992 when Obama so impressed Betty Lou Saltzmann, a woman from Chicago 's "lakefront liberal crowd," during a black voter registration drive he ran that she introduced the two
In 2002, Axelrod was retained by the Liberal Party of Ontario to help Dalton McGuinty and his party to be elected into government in the October 2003 election
Barack Obama - In May 2002, Obama commissioned a poll to assess his prospects in a 2004 U.S. Senate race; he created a campaign committee, began raising funds and lined up political media consultant David Axelrod by August 2002, and formally announced his candidacy in January 2003.
Barack Obama - Senate race; he created a campaign committee, began raising funds and lined up political media consultant David Axelrod by August 2002, and formally announced his candidacy in January 2003.
David Plouffe - In May 2008, David Axelrod praised Plouffe, stating he had "done the most magnificent job of managing a campaign that I've seen in my life of watching presidential politics
On June 14, 2009 Axelrod received an honorary "Doctor of Humane Letters" degree from DePaul University, speaking at the commencement exercises of the College of Communication and College of Computing and Digital Media
Fox News Channel - In late September 2009, Obama senior advisor David Axelrod and Roger Ailes met in secret to attempt to smooth out tensions between the two camps
David Plouffe - Plouffe was an outside senior advisor to Obama since the president's first day in office and was appointed as a Senior Advisor to the President in 2011 following the resignation of David Axelrod, who went on to start Obama's reelection campaign
University of Chicago - Notable alumni in the field of government and politics include the founder of modern community organizing Saul Alinsky, Obama campaign advisor and top political advisor to President Bill Clinton David Axelrod, Attorney General and federal judge Robert Bork, Attorney General Ramsey Clark, Prohibition agent Eliot Ness, Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, Prime Minister of Canada William Lyon Mackenzie King, 11th Prime Minister of Poland Marek Belka, Governor of the Bank of Japan Masaaki Shi