Donna Brazile Biography
Donna Brazile is an American campaign manager, political strategist, political analyst, and author. She is a member of the Democratic Party, briefly serving as the interim chairperson for the Democratic National Committee in spring 2011, and pressume that role again in July 2016, until February 2017.
Brazile is known to be the first African American woman to direct a major presidential campaign, acting as campaign manager for Al Gore in 2000. She has also worked on several presidential campaigns for Democratic candidates, including Jesse Jackson and Walter Mondale–Geraldine Ferraro in 1984, and for Dick Gephardt in the 1988 Democratic primary.
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Brazile was born on December 15, 1959 in New Orleans, Louisiana.
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Brazile was born in New Orleans, Louisiana on December 15, 1959. She is the daughter to Jean Marie (Brown) and Lionel Joseph Brazile. She is the third of nine children. Her family’s surname was “Braswell” several generations back. At a age of nine Brazile became interested in politics when a local candidate for office promised to build a neighborhood playground.
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Brazile was appointed chair of the Democratic National Committee’s Voting Rights Institute, after the post-election fight over votes in the 2000 United States presidential election in Florida.
2008 presidential election
She served as a superdelegate for her work for Bill Clinton and Al Gore in the 2008 election.
As a delegate for the Democratic National Convention, she consistently refrained from declaring her preferred Democratic presidential candidate. During an interview with political satirist Stephen Colbert, she stated, “Look, I’m a woman, so I like Hillary. I’m black; I like Obama. But I’m also grumpy, so I like John McCain.”
Initially, the 2008 Democratic presidential primaries in Florida and Michigan caused the delegates from these two states to be disqualified from being seated at the Democratic Convention due to the states moving their primaries against DNC Party rules. Brazile said that “We need to send a message that you can’t defy the rules,” adding, “I have pissed off just about every state in my career.”
During Rules Committee meeting to decide on the final allocations for these states she was quoted: “My momma taught me to play by the rules and respect those rules. My mother taught me, and I’m sure your mother taught you, that when you decide to change the rules, middle of the game, end of the game, that is referred to as cheating.”
Brazile was strongly critical of the Stupak–Pitts Amendment, which places limits on taxpayer-funded abortions in the context of the November 2009 Affordable Health Care for America Act.
2012 presidential election
Brazile served as interim chair of the Democratic National Committee for several weeks in the spring of 2011. Being a vice-chair of the DNC, she led the organization during the transition between outgoing chair Tim Kaine, who resigned to run for the U.S. Senate, and his successor, Florida Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, who was not permitted to ascend to the post until at least fifteen days after being nominated on April 5, 2011. Due to Wasserman Schultz’s installation as DNC chair, Brazile returned to her post as vice-chair.
2016 presidential election
In New Hampshire, October 7, 2016, Brazile campaigns for Hillary Clinton at Nashua Community College. Brazile became interim chairperson of the DNC after Debbie Wasserman Schultz resigned her position as chairperson of the Democratic National Committee on July 24, 2016, at the start of the 2016 Democratic National Convention.
Lucy Spiegel assisted Brazile in writing her convention speech and choosing Brazile’s wardrobe at the 2016 Democratic Convention.
She was responsible for a plan to spend money to drive up inner-city turnout in places like Chicago and New Orleans even though neither Illinois nor Louisiana was remotely competitive because of fear that Clinton would win the Electoral College vote but lose the popular vote.
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- For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Politics Kindle Edition
- Hacks: The Inside Story of the Break-ins and Breakdowns That Put Donald Trump in the White House
- Cooking with Grease: Stirring the Pots in American Politics
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Brazile once serves as a weekly contributor and political commentator on CNN’s The Situation Room and appeared on American Morning and its successor, New Day. She was a frequent member of Anderson Cooper’s guest panel of political experts on CNN’s Election Night Coverage and she regularly appeared on CNN Tonight with Don Lemon. She is also founder and managing director of Brazile and Associates and a contributor to NPR’s Political Corner and ABC News.
Brazile had agreed mutually with both ABC and CNN to suspend her contracts with the networks in order to serve as interim chair of the DNC. CNN announced on October 31, 2016, that Brazile offered a formal resignation and that they were permanently severing their ties to Brazile as a CNN contributor, due to inappropriate leaks with the Clinton campaign while she worked for the network.
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Brazile is an American author, academic, and political analyst who has a net worth of$3 million her salary is not known.
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The New York Times Magazine in 1999 described Brazile as an LGBT activist who served on the board of the Millennium March on Washington. The magazine said she is “highly protective of her privacy” and called her “openly ambiguous” about her sexual orientation.
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By Donna Brazile, CNN Contributor
March 26, 2013
Sometimes, a First Family remains a first family — a mirror of our times — even after the president leaves office. So it is with the Clintons.
This week, the United States Supreme Court will hear two landmark cases about marriage equality. One is a challenge to California’s Proposition 8, a law passed in 2008 that bans same-sex marriage in the country’s most populous state. The other is about a federal law, the Defense of Marriage Act, which prevents all legally married gay and lesbian couples from receiving the more than 1,000 federal rights, benefits and obligations that come from marriage. That means no joint tax returns, no joint Social Security and no military survivor benefits for gay and lesbian military families, just to name a few.
These are huge cases. We’re at one of those decisive national moments that you read about in textbooks as a kid—moments where we come together as a country and never fail to rise to the occasion to build a more perfect union.
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The moment is made even more historic by the long journey we’ve traveled as a country to get to this point. Today, 58% of Americans support marriage equality, and that number jumps to 81% when you only count people under 30. But support wasn’t always that decisive. As recently as 2004, the Republican Party actively exploited divided public opinion on the issue and focused President George W. Bush’s re-election campaign on fiddling with our Constitution to explicitly define marriage as between a man and a woman.
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But that was then. America has dramatically changed for the better. And more often than not, the change hasn’t come from courts or from Congress — it’s come from conversations in pews, PTA meetings and around dinner tables. America has gotten to know gay and lesbian people, and we’ve come to love them as ourselves.
Opinions have evolved, and sometimes those evolutions have been challenging and painful, but they have always been honest. By now, nearly every American has thought about these issues or come to a different view. It is through deeply personal transformations that we’ve arrived at this historic moment.
This brings me to my main point. The American people respect the Clintons because they’ve walked this journey with us. They’ve debated with us and struggled with us, and they’ve shown us it’s OK to evolve and to stand on the right side of history.
Earlier this month, President Bill Clinton published an op-ed in the Washington Post entitled “It’s time to overturn DOMA.” It took a lot of courage. After all, Clinton signed the law in 1996.
Today, nearly two decades later, he looked back on the law he signed and concluded, “I know now that, even worse than providing an excuse for discrimination, the law is itself discriminatory. It should be overturned.” Millions of Americans know exactly how the man feels. After all, they too once opposed equality for gay and lesbian Americans, and now they join him in wanting to make things right.
And just this week, Hillary Clinton broke new ground. As secretary of state, she was the first in American history to declare to the United Nations that “gay rights are human rights, and human rights are gay rights.” Now, in a video produced for the Human Rights Campaign, she took the last big step and fully embraced marriage equality, arguing that discriminating against “any of our daughters and sons solely on the basis of who they are and who they love is to deny them the chance to live up to their own God-given potential.”
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The Clintons have walked this journey alongside the country they have spent a lifetime serving, and it only makes us respect them more. When the nine justices of the Supreme Court take their seats to hear the two landmark cases this week, Bill and Hillary will surely be looking on two citizens out of hundreds of millions watching and waiting for justice.
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Brazile is a member of Screen Actors Guild‐American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) and has guest-starred as herself in three episodes of the CBS drama The Good Wife and one episode of the Netflix drama House of Cards.
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A WikiLeaks e-mail dump revealed that on March 5, 2016, Brazile sent an e-mail message to John Podesta and Jennifer Palmieri with the title: “One of the questions directed to HRC tomorrow is from a woman with a rash.” The message continued, “her family has lead poison and she will ask what, if anything, will Hillary do as president to help the ppl of Flint.” Clinton was delivered a similar question from audience member Mikki Wade at the next event in Flint , whose family was affected by the poisoned water.
WikiLeaks e-mail dump on October 11, 2016, included an e-mail Brazile sent on March 12 to Clinton communications director Jennifer Palmieri with the subject header: “From time to time I get questions in advance.” In the e-mail, Brazile discussed her concern about Clinton’s ability to field a question regarding the death penalty, and in a CNN town hall debate the following day, Clinton also received a similar question about the death penalty. The e-mail in question was verified using an everyday verification program and the DKIM system according to tech blog Errata Security.
At first vehemently Brazile denied receiving or furnishing the Clinton campaign with any town hall questions and dismissed the Wikileaks organization as “these sad ass whipper leakers try to slow my groove”. TYT Politics reporter Jordan Chariton was accused by Brazuke of “badgering a woman.” When she was questioned by Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly, Brazile said, “As a Christian woman, I understand persecution. I will not sit here and be persecuted because your information is totally false.”
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Brazile is a Catholic and said she wanted to be a priest as a child but didn’t pursue it when her mother told her girls couldn’t be priests.
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Cooking with Grease is an intimate account of Donna’s thirty years in politics. Her witty style and innovative political strategies have garnered her the respect and admiration of colleagues and adversaries alike — she is as comfortable trading quips with Karl Rove as she is with her Democratic colleagues. Her story is as warm and nourishing as a bowl of Brazile family gumbo.
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