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Obama consigliere David Axelrod is moving on up in the world, to a new $1.7 million Chicago condo:

Longtime political strategist David Axelrod, who helped advise President Obama’s presidential run in 2008 and is serving as communications director for Obama’s re-election campaign, has paid $1.7 million for a four-bedroom, 3,320-square-foot condo unit in a high-rise condo along Michigan Avenue.

Axelrod, 57, also worked as a senior advisor in the Obama White House from 2009 until 2011, when he departed to begin work on the president’s re-election campaign. Despite his time in Washington, Axelrod always has kept a home base in Chicago.

Now, Axelrod appears to have decided to trade up. . .

Amenities of the 42nd-floor unit include a lake view, a marble foyer, and his and hers bathrooms in the master suite. Amazing what a handsome living a Chicago Tribune reporter can make once he learns how to play both sides of the street. Just ask Jake Lingle.