Obama Calls In His Calvary for 2010 Elections

Plouffe, other top campaign aides will guide Democrats
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 23, 2010 2:26 PM CST
In this 2009 file photo Deputy Press Secretary Bill Burton, left, walks with David Plouffe.   (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
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(Newser) – It's no coincidence that David Plouffe has an essay in tomorrow's Washington Post advising Democrats about the 2010 elections. President Obama has summoned Plouffe and other key members of the team that won him the 2008 election to guide the party in the upcoming elections. In addition to Plouffe, who will work out of the Democratic National Committee, Obama has asked other "top operatives" from the campaign to fan out around the country to oversee key races, reports the New York Times.

“We are turning the corner to a much more political season,” said David Axelrod. "We are going to evaluate what we need to do to get timely intelligence and early warnings so we don’t face situations like we did in Massachusetts.” Obama called Plouffe, his former campaign manager, in the hours before the polls closed in Massachusetts to ask him to assume the new role, notes the Times. (Read more President Obama stories.)

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