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For Hillary Clinton, an economic adviser who has seen it all before

It feels a bit like the old days. A Bush is in the White House, the economy is teetering, and a Clinton is claiming to be able to fix it. And as before, Gene Sperling is right in the middle of things.

The famously rumpled, workaholic Sperling rose from Bill Clinton's 1992 campaign war room to become his chief economic-policy adviser, and he now works as one of the most visible advisers to Hillary Clinton's campaign. He trained as a lawyer but developed a passion for economic policy in the wake of the Democrats' 1980 presidential defeat. "I felt the Democrats...

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