White House Adviser Dan Pfeiffer Stepping Down

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White House senior adviser Dan Pfeiffer announced Wednesday he will be leaving the administration in early March.

Pfeiffer was part of then-candidate Barack Obama's senior campaign circle in 2008 and is the president's longest serving staffer. He helped lead the administration's efforts to utilize new technology and social networks to get communicate. Pfeiffer is currently leading an internal review of how the WHite House should communicate using different platforms.

"Dan has been beside me on every step of this incredible journey, starting with those earliest days of the campaign in 2007," Obama said in a statement. "And through it all, he's been smart, steady, tireless and true to the values we started with. Like everyone else in the White House, I've benefited from his political savvy and his advocacy for working people. He's a good man and a good friend, and I'm going to miss having him just down the hall from me."

-- Chris Jansing