(CNN) – Two of the leading strategists from the 2012 presidential campaign are joining CNN as political commentators.
Kevin Madden, who served as a top adviser to GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney, and Stephanie Cutter, who was President Barack Obama's deputy campaign manager, will join the network's slate of contributors.
"I've worked with CNN for many years in the White House, on campaigns and throughout government," said Cutter, who served as a face of Obama's re-election team last year in videos produced by the campaign. "They are the best in the business, and I'm thrilled to be joining the CNN team."
Madden, who also served as a top communications aide to Romney during his 2008 presidential bid, said, "This is such an exciting time in the national conversation about the direction of our country, with so many Americans looking to CNN for an informed perspective of today's political debates."
"I'm looking forward to bringing my experience of working on national campaigns and Capitol Hill to CNN's coverage of this national conversation," added Madden, who appeared frequently on CNN and other networks as a surrogate for Romney in 2012.
Cutter currently serves as a partner at Precision Strategies, which was launched in May along with other Obama campaign veterans.
Madden is the executive vice president of JDA Frontline, a Washington-based public affairs firm.