Biden taps ex-Obama aide Anita Dunn as senior adviser

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President-elect Joe Biden announced Friday that Obama administration veteran and longtime aide Anita Dunn 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.

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 Psaki, Agriculture Secretary-designate Tom Vilsack, climate czar John Kerry and Susan Rice, Biden’s pick to lead the White House Domestic Policy Council, each held prominent roles in the Obama administration.

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