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Cashing In On Barack: Former Campaign Staffers Turn Experience Into Profit

03/25/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

RAJAF HARFOUSH, a very minor player in Barack Obama's presidential campaign, has turned her experience approving comments at my.barackobama.com into a lucrative career as an author and motivational speaker:

According to a high-ranking member of Obama's new media team, a lot of people from the campaign are a little incredulous. Not only is she the first person from the team to come out with a book, but she's also become the sort-of spokesperson for the Obama new-media strategy. In addition to being disproportionate to her work, this reputation seems out of line with the Obama campaign culture of humility.

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