11 Politicos to Watch in 2011


David Plouffe

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He managed the 2008 Obama campaign and is heading to Washington to take the job of David Axelrod, the White House adviser leaving for Chicago to start up the 2012 re-election campaign. Plouffe, who is known as a clear-eyed strategic thinker, will reportedly be in charge of messaging and press relations—both areas with huge opportunities for improvement, to put it nicely.

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