Power Players of Election 2012

Key advisers, surrogates, and deep-pocketed donors that are shaping the race for the White House
Jim Messina
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Jim Messina

Campaign manager for President Obama's 2012 re-election campaign and former White House Deputy Chief of Staff from 2009 to 2011. White House communications director Dan Pfeiffer calls Messina (right) "the most powerful person in Washington that you haven't heard of."

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