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David Plouffe (right), who managed Barack Obama's winning 2008 presidential campaign, took two years off before beginning to work in the White House in January. Plouffe previously ran a campaign for US Representative John Olver of Amherst, and he and his wife recently bought a house on Cape Cod. The senior adviser spoke with the president in the Oval Office last month.