David Axelrod shaves moustache on live TV

Obama strategist David Axelrod shaved his signature moustache Friday after his epilepsy charity raised $1 million.

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama's strategist David Axelrod had his trademark moustache shaved Friday on MSNBC after the hosts of "Morning Joe" helped raise $1 million for his epilepsy charity. (Watch the video.)

Axelrod, and his facial hair, appear frequently on news shows.

He had said on "Morning Joe" he would shave the moustache he'd worn for 40 years on live TV if Obama lost Pennsylvania, Minnesota or Michigan in the Nov. 6 election. Host Joe Scarborough had agreed to grow a moustache if Obama won either Florida or North Carolina, but he bought his way out of the bet by donating to epilepsy research.

Obama won Pennsylvania, Minnesota, Michigan and Florida, but Axelrod said he would still shave his moustache if his charity raised $1 million by Nov. 30. His daughter, Lauren, has epilepsy, and his wife, Susan, helped create the group.