A young campaign aide, Alex Okrent, 29, collapsed and died at the Obama campaign's Chicago headquarters this Friday. Okrent, a graduate of Wesleyan University, had been working for Obama since 2004, and was now staffing the advertising side of the campaign. The president called Okrent's family to send his condolences, sent out a personal tweet commemorating "a beloved member of our campaign family," and Mitt Romney also tweeted, "Ann & I were deeply saddened to learn of the death of Alex Okrent. Prayers are with Alex's loved ones and the entire Obama campaign team." In a break from the Bain bickering, David Axelrod thanked the governor for the message.
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