August 12th, 2014
11:32 AM ET
4 months ago

David Axelrod smack-tweets Hillary Clinton

(CNN) – Zing!

David Axelrod, former adviser to President Barack Obama, hit back Tuesday against Hillary Clinton's recent criticism of Obama's foreign policy.

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Filed under: David Axelrod • Hillary Clinton
June 6th, 2013
05:00 AM ET
2 years ago

Mitt Romney to CNN: Rice appointment ‘disappointing’

Park City, Utah (CNN) – As Mitt Romney begins to re-emerge into the public spotlight with a Utah conference, the former Republican presidential nominee told CNN Chief Political Analyst Gloria Borger he was disappointed with President Obama's pick of UN Ambassador Susan Rice to be his next national security adviser.

"I find that a disappointing appointment on the part of the president. I think what she did was to very seriously mislead the American people about what happened in Benghazi. My greatest concern about the Benghazi events was the fact there was not a rescue effort attempted and that is very troubling to me," Romney said.

You can watch extended excerpts of CNN's interviews with Mitt and Ann Romney on “The Lead” at 4 p.m. ET and “The Situation Room” at 5 p.m. ET and 6 p.m. ET.
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Filed under: 2016 • Ann Romney • Chris Christie • David Axelrod • John Hickenlooper • Mitt Romney • Paul Ryan • Rand Paul
Democrats on guest list for Romney event
April 23rd, 2013
01:17 PM ET
2 years ago

Democrats on guest list for Romney event

(CNN) – Some high-profile Democrats are heading to Park City, Utah this summer to attend a policy retreat held by former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney.

According to the guest list, obtained by CNN from a source close to Romney, former senior adviser to President Obama's re-election campaign, David Axelrod, and outgoing Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa are among those expected to attend.
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Filed under: David Axelrod • Mitt Romney • Utah
In Christie's defense: Top Democrat weighs in
February 8th, 2013
10:23 AM ET
2 years ago

In Christie's defense: Top Democrat weighs in

(CNN) - Chris Christie has found a defender amid the latest hubbub over his weight.

David Axelrod, the former top adviser to President Barack Obama, wrote on Twitter Friday:

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Filed under: Chris Christie • David Axelrod
December 7th, 2012
01:03 PM ET
2 years ago

Who'll shave his mustache next?

(CNN) – With David Axelrod's signature mustache now a piece of history, who will be the next political heavyweight to go under the razor for charity?

The answer came Friday, when the top Obama adviser appeared on CNN's "The Situation Room" alongside Republican strategist Alex Castellanos.
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Obama team: Campaign was great, but candidate more important
November 8th, 2012
03:52 PM ET
2 years ago

Obama team: Campaign was great, but candidate more important

(CNN) – President Barack Obama's campaign chiefs said on a final, victorious conference call Thursday that ground game and a changing set of nationwide demographics helped drive the president's re-election, but that the infrastructure responsible for propelling two winning presidential bids wouldn't necessarily bolster just any Democratic candidate in 2016.

"There's no doubt that we had a game plan from the beginning, and we executed it well, and that was reflected on Tuesday," said David Axelrod, who served as a senior adviser to Obama's campaign. "We have a bunch of very smart people, most of them young enough to be my kids, who once again re-invented the campaign, as in 2008, using the best tools."
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Filed under: 2012 • David Axelrod • President Obama
November 7th, 2012
08:01 PM ET
2 years ago

Video: Axelrod on Obama, Clinton, his mustache

(CNN) - David Axelrod reveals the first phone call Obama made last night, and details the bet that nearly cost him his mustache.


Filed under: 2012 • David Axelrod
Ohio's provisional ballots have campaigns watching closely
November 6th, 2012
11:29 AM ET
2 years ago

Ohio's provisional ballots have campaigns watching closely

(CNN) – Ohio's provisional ballots have the campaigns even more focused on arguably the most hotly contested state in the presidential election: Ohio.

"We are going to watch those ballots closely," said Obama senior adviser David Axelrod on CNN's "Starting Point." "We want to make sure that everybody's voice is heard in this election."

Watch CNN's comprehensive coverage of Election Day starting at 6 p.m. ET Tuesday on CNN TV and follow online at CNN.com or via CNN's apps for iPhone, iPad and Android. For up-to-the-minute results, go to cnn.com/results and for our real-time Election Day live blog, check out cnn.com/conversation. Need other reasons to watch Election Day coverage on CNN's platforms? Click here for our list.
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Filed under: 2012 • David Axelrod • Ohio
Obama aides express confidence amid campaign rituals
David Axelrod and David Plouffe briefed reporters on Monday.
November 5th, 2012
03:35 PM ET
2 years ago

Obama aides express confidence amid campaign rituals

Madison, Wisconsin (CNN) - Top aides to President Barack Obama on Monday expressed their confidence in an Election Day victory and placed stock in their campaign rituals.

"It's like the end of a long running series and all the characters are coming back," said David Axelrod, who has been a longtime aide to Obama, both on the campaign trail and in the White House.

Watch CNN's comprehensive coverage of Election Day starting at 6 p.m. ET Tuesday on CNN TV and follow online at CNN.com or via CNN's apps for iPhone, iPad and Android. For up-to-the-minute results, go to cnn.com/results and for our real-time Election Day live blog, check out cnn.com/conversation. Need other reasons to watch Election Day coverage on CNN's platforms? Click here for our list.
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Filed under: 2012 • David Axelrod • David Plouffe
Axelrod: Obama closing argument 'from his loins'
November 2nd, 2012
06:03 PM ET
2 years ago

Axelrod: Obama closing argument 'from his loins'

Lima, Ohio (CNN) – David Axelrod described the message coming from President Barack Obama days before Election Day as "coming from his loins."

"I've never seen him more exhilarated than he is right now. He believes in what he's doing. He believes in what he's fighting for," Axelrod told reporters Friday after the president's event in Lima, Ohio. "You can see in the speech that he's delivering that this is coming from his loins."
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Filed under: 2012 • David Axelrod • President Obama
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