Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Obama's "Right Hand Man" David Axelrod buys $1.7 million dollar Chicago lakefront condo
David Axelrod, one of President Obama’s top political strategists, has splashed out on a fancy deluxe Chicago condo.
Axelrod, currently communications director for Obama’s re-election campaign – essentially, he’s the top man between Obama and the media – paid out $1.7 million for the property last month. The Chicago Tribune reports the pad is a 3,320-square-foot apartment on the 42nd floor of a Michigan Avenue high-rise.
The 57-year-old worked as a senior advisor in the Obama White House from 2009 until 2011, before skedaddling to start work on the re-election campaign. Though much of his life is spent in Washington, he has always kept a home base in Chicago, and describes himself as a “Chicagoan on assignment.”
His new 4-bedroom/4-½ bath unit should make heading home considerably more pleasant. The Tribune reports that the property boasts views of Lake Michigan, a marble foyer, his and his baths in the master suite, and a garage space.