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Former Obama White House adviser Anita Dunn will be serving as an adviser to Joe BidenJoe BidenFighter jet escorts aircraft that entered restricted airspace during UN gathering Julian Castro knocks Biden administration over refugee policy FBI investigating alleged assault on Fort Bliss soldier at Afghan refugee camp MORE, two sources familiar with the move tell The Hill.
The sources say Dunn, who is managing director at SDKnickerbocker, had been advising Biden as he made his decision to run for president.
"She will be a tremendous asset to the team," one source familiar with the decision said.
Dunn served as acting communications director and adviser to Obama in the White House during his first year in office.
The news comes as Biden, the former vice president and senator, fills out his campaign team. The AP reported on Thursday that Symone Sanders, a former press secretary for Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersDon't let partisan politics impede Texas' economic recovery The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Alibaba - Democrats argue price before policy amid scramble Overnight Energy & Environment — Presented by the League of Conservation Voters — EPA finalizing rule cutting HFCs MORE's (I-Vt.) 2016 presidential campaign, will serve as an adviser to the campaign.
Obama on Thursday released a statement praising Biden following his announcement, though he stopped short of endorsing him. Biden said later that he had asked Obama not to endorse him.