Biden taps ex-Obama aide Anita Dunn as senior adviser

Biden taps ex-Obama aide Anita Dunn as senior adviser
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President-elect Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden to meet House Dems before Europe trip: report 21 House Democrats call for removing IRS bank reporting proposal from spending bill Overnight Health Care — Presented by Altria — Vulnerable House Dems push drug pricing plan MORE announced Friday that Obama administration veteran and longtime aide Anita DunnAnita DunnAides try to keep Biden away from unscripted events or long interviews, book claims White House pitches Democrats on messaging strategy for Biden agenda White House: Clean energy tax credits, electricity standard are priorities for reconciliation package MORE will serve in the White House as a senior adviser.

The Biden transition team announced Dunn's role as part of a slew of staffing announcements. 

Dunn, a veteran Democratic operative, worked as a chief strategist on the 2008 Obama campaign before serving as White House communications director. She became a close adviser to Biden during the Obama administration.

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The Biden campaign last year elevated Dunn to a more senior role after the Iowa caucuses, where Biden finished in a disappointing fourth place.

Dunn is expected to work closely with the communications staff, though she is not expected to remain at the White House long-term.

Dunn is the latest Obama alum to join the Biden administration. The president-elect has stocked his team with veterans of the Obama administration in the early going.

Incoming White House press secretary Jen PsakiJen PsakiBiden to meet House Dems before Europe trip: report Overnight Defense & National Security — Presented by Boeing — Milley warns of 'Sputnik moment' for China On The Money — Will the billionaire tax survive Joe Manchin? MORE, Agriculture Secretary-designate Tom VilsackTom VilsackUSDA: Farm-to-school programs help schools serve healthier meals OVERNIGHT MONEY: House poised to pass debt-ceiling bill MORE, climate czar John KerryJohn Kerry3 issues to watch at climate summit The real reason Biden is going to the COP26 climate summit The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Budget negotiators: 72 hours and counting MORE and Susan RiceSusan RiceBlack Caucus pushes for priorities in final deal White House to host lawmakers as negotiations over agenda hit critical stage Sinema in Arizona as Democrats try to get spending-infrastructure deal MORE, Biden's pick to lead the White House Domestic Policy Council, each held prominent roles in the Obama administration.