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David Axelrod Joins NBC News, MSNBC As Senior Political Analyst

02/19/2013 10:29 am ET | Updated Feb 19, 2013

Former White House senior advisor David Axelrod joined NBC News and MSNBC as a senior political analyst, the network announced on Tuesday.

Axelrod often appears on NBC News' Sunday public affairs program "Meet The Press" and MSNBC's "Morning Joe." During the 2012 election, he entered into a bet with MSNBC's Joe Scarborough, which led him to shave his decades-old mustache on live television.

Axelrod said he would shave the mustache he had for 40 years if Obama lost Pennsylvania, Minnesota or Michigan. He also said he would shave it if his charity C.U.R.E raised $1 million for epilepsy research by Nov. 30. The charity raised enough money, so Axelrod shaved the mustache.

According to the network, Axelrod will be a frequent contributor across "all broadcasts and platforms of both networks."

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