Donna Brazile
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Donna Brazile, Chair of the Democratic National Committee's Voting Rights Institute (VRI) and an Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University, is a senior political strategist and former Campaign Manager for Gore-Lieberman 2000 -- the first African-American to lead a major presidential campaign.

Prior to joining the Gore campaign, Brazile was Chief of Staff and Press Secretary to Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton of the District of Columbia where she helped guide the District's budget and local legislation on Capitol Hill.

Brazile is a weekly contributor and political commentator on CNN’s Inside Politics, and American Morning. In addition, she is a columnist for Roll Call Newspaper and a contributing writer for Ms. Magazine.

A veteran of numerous national and statewide campaigns, Brazile has worked on several presidential campaigns for Democratic candidates, including Carter-Mondale in 1976 and 1980; Rev. Jesse Jackson's first historic bid for the presidency in 1984; Mondale-Ferraro in 1984; U.S. Representative Dick Gephardt in 1988; Dukakis-Bentsen in 1988; and Clinton-Gore in 1992 and 1996.

Brazile earned her undergraduate degree from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge.


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