Former political rivals David Plouffe and Steve Schmidt are teaming up on behalf of their shared college, the University of Delaware.

Plouffe, campaign manager for President Barack Obama during the 2008 election, and Schmidt, campaign manager for Republican opponent John McCain, are working with faculty and staff at UD to develop a political communications center at the school.

The center would focus on study of the role communications technology -- such as YouTube, text messaging and other social media -- has in political campaigns and policy debates. Organizers are hoping to offer an undergraduate minor program.
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