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Taunton native David Simas takes on elevated White House role

WASHINGTON –David Simas, a Taunton native and former presidential and gubernatorial aide, is taking on an elevated role at the White House as President Obama enters his second term.

Simas, who oversaw much of the polling and focus groups during Obama’s reelection campaign, will be assistant to the president and deputy senior adviser for communications and strategy.

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