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Election will be tight but winnable with Axelrod’s help, says Douglas Alexander

Barack Obama’s most influential adviser hailed by Labour’s campaign chief as crucial in helping party through tough battle

Labour is expecting a tight election and tough campaign but Barack Obama’s campaign mastermind David Axelrod is the best man to have “in the trenches”, according to Douglas Alexander, the party’s chief campaign co-ordinator.

After hiring the political big gun from America, Alexander said Labour is under no illusions that the election battle will be difficult but he believes it is “quintessentially winnable”. With Axelrod’s help, the party will present a manifesto “printed in bold colours, not pastel shades,” Alexander told BBC Radio 4′s Today programme. Axelrod will also be crucial in dealing with a Tory “fear and smear” campaign that the party is expecting from the camp of David Cameron and his Australian election guru, Lynton Crosby, Alexander said.

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