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American author, educator, and political activist and strategistwd:Q1269048
country of citizenship:
United States of America
educated at: Louisiana State University, Grace King High School
occupation: teacher, politician
position held: Chair of the Democratic National Committee
Donna Lease Brazile (; born December 15, 1959) is an American political strategist, campaign manager, political analyst, author, and Fox News contributor. She was formerly a CNN contributor until her resignation in October 2016. She is a member of the Democratic Party, briefly serving as the interim chair of the Democratic National Committee in spring 2011, and again from July 2016 to February 2017.
She was 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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