Obama’s 2012 Campaign Manager Tips His Hat To Ezra Klein

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As he prepares to leave the newspaper that’s employed him since 2009, Ezra Klein is drawing commendation from the guy who ran President Obama’s re-election campaign.

Jim Messina, Obama’s 2012 campaign manager, sent a tweet on Wednesday morning praising Klein for providing the “the best & deepest coverage” of the effort to pass the Affordable Care Act. Messina also called Klein’s announced departure from the Washington Post a “[b]ig loss” for the paper.

A White House adviser said last year that Obama is a fan of Klein’s work. The policy wonk has also been invited to the White House for off-the-record meetings with Obama.

Klein is leaving the Post to pursue his own media venture.

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