Former Hillary Campaign Manager, CNN Contributor & Political Strategist
The first Hispanic woman to run a presidential campaign, Patti Solis Doyle is a nationally recognized political organizer and campaign strategist. She speaks regularly on the rise of women and minorities in politics, presidential campaigns, and issues affecting Hispanic Americans. Solis Doyle is also a CNN political contributor and winter fellow at the University of Chicago's Institute of Politics. Read More >
In 2016, Donald Trump disrupted the Republican primary, stunned Democrats in the general election, and continues to defy the rules from the White House. Read More >
Our national politics have changed, and they may be broken, but some of the rules still work. All politics is local. Good candidates can flip a district (and defy their Party). Money still matters more than it should. Campaigns reveal each candidate’s true nature. And the media, “fake” or legitimate, can’t help but influence everything it covers.
Patti Solis Doyle came up in politics in the early 90s, starting in Chicago City Hall. She worked on Bill Clinton’s longshot race for President, served an historic First Lady, ran Hillary’s campaigns for senate and president, then helped elect Barack Obama. She’s watched the Trump campaign, presidency, and scandal unfold from her seat in the broadcast booth at CNN. Read Less ^
Republicans control the White House and the Senate. Democrats control the House. What drove November’s Blue Wave – and how could a divisive primary undermine Democrats’ enthusiasm? With President Trump stuck at 40% public approval, can two Supreme Court picks and a corporate tax cut protect him from a primary challenge? Will 20+ Dem candidates in a primary election hurt or help the eventual nominee in the general election? Read More >
Patti Solis Doyle is a Democratic political operative, presidential campaign manager, and former staffer to Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, and Joe Biden. Patti will explain what the mid-term results, growing polarization, “fake news,” primary politics, a slowing economy, and the electoral college could mean for the 2020 campaign. If you thought the 2016 was the most remarkable Presidential election of your lifetime; you ain’t seen nothing yet. Read Less ^
The #MeToo movement has toppled CEOs, news anchors, studio heads, and many politicians. It has also changed attitudes, particularly for younger Americans. Like other social justice movements, #MeToo is the result of decades of hard work. What’s next for the movement? What do we need to do to ensure women are heard, trusted, and protected? Will #MeToo lead to a woman elected President? Read More >
Patti Solis Doyle is a Democratic political operative, presidential campaign manager, and former staffer to Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, and Joe Biden. She worked in the Clinton White House thru Bill Clinton’s Impeachment and worked to elect his wife President. She offers a unique perspective on what role the #MeToo movement plays in today’s politics. Read Less ^
Hillary Clinton made history by becoming the first woman to win a major party’s nomination for the Presidency. She was the most qualified, most experienced ever to run for the Presidency. She ran against the most unqualified, most inexperienced person (who happened to be a man) ever to run for the Presidency. The man won. Yes, Hillary was a flawed candidate but sexism played a role in her loss. Read More >
In 2018 more women than ever before were elected to congress.
Gender affects every campaign, every issue, every legislative battle. Read Less ^
"Patti rocked!!! The students, faculty, administrators, and general public loved her!!! Her amazing story, powerful message, and her warm and pleasant persona/aura was enlightening to say the least!! Plus, her willingness to take numerous questions from the audiences at the two mini-presentations in the morning and at lunch, plus the evening dinner & lecture was so wonderful. And, many students were so excited to shake her hand and some even took their photo with her!"
"She was wonderful! We had an excellent turnout for the event. I’m so glad she was able to come to Marshall as our keynote speaker for Women’s History Month. She was very open and approachable, which made for a great Q and A. I loved her message regarding the importance of diversity and women taking leadership roles."
"She was an incredible speaker and an overall pleasure to work with. The students really connected to what she had to share and what she stood for. Her experience, I believe, truly motivated the students more specifically the women in the room to pursue all their goals regardless of social climate and the obstacles set forth in front of them."