After Election, Obama Could Push Out Chicago Aides

If Democrats lose big it's likely he'll bring in more Washington veterans.

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More insiders are predicting that a November election drubbing could prompt President Obama to shake up his top staff, pushing out old Chicago hands as former President Clinton did after he lost control of the House and Senate in 1994. Under that scenario, aides like Valerie Jarrett might be ousted, though associates say David Axelrod wouldn't be touched. More likely, they say, is that Obama will add more Washington veterans and pay attention to voter polls as he steels for his own 2012 re-election campaign.

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