Top Obama campaign aides face off in British elections

18 Apr 2014, 1:13 pm

Joel Gehrke David Axelrod and Jim Messina, two of President Obama's top campaign aides during the 2012 election, are working against each other in the British elections. Axelrod cast Labour Party leader Ed Miliband as a British Obama. washingtonexaminer.com/blogs/beltway-confidential

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