Donna Brazile – Al Gore’s campaign manager – Brief Article

Campaign Manager, Gore 2000

Career Background

Veteran campaign operative and political strategist, former Chief of Staff to Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), and at-large member of the Democratic National Committee.


Born in New Orleans and raised in Kenner, Louisiana as the third of nine children. Graduated from Louisiana State University in 1981. Age 40, single.

Claim to Fame

Great cook, avid gardener, and Al Gore’s campaign manager.

Best Day

“March 7, 2000. Al Gore swept the Democratic primaries across the country”

Worst Day

“The day my mother Jean died in 1988.”

Ten Years From Now

“Teaching political science or philosophy at a major college or university.”

Immediate Goals

“To elect Al Gore President of the United States.”

Political Heroes

Abraham Lincoln, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Reverend Jesse L. Jackson Sr. and Eleanor Roosevelt.

Secrets of Success

“Self-disciplined, energetic and deeply spiritual.”

Biggest Gripe

“People who are intolerant of others and those who lack vision.”

Favorite Books

The Bible and The Prophet, Kahlil Gibran.

Favorite Movies

“Schindler’s List,” “Glory” and “E.T.”


Al Gore will be the next President of the United States; Dick Gephardt will be Speaker of the House; Tom Daschle will be the majority leader of the Senate.

Best Moment in a Campaign

“September 29, 1999, the day that Al Gore announced that he was moving his campaign to his home state of Tennessee.”

Worst Moment in a Campaign

“Election Day 1994, when the Democrats lost control of the House of Representatives.”

If I Were President for a Day

“End child hunger and poverty, pass a patients’ Bill of Rights, and increase federal aid for colleges and universities.”

COPYRIGHT 2000 Campaigns & Elections, Inc.

COPYRIGHT 2000 Gale Group

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