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Patti Solis Doyle        

Political Commentator, CNN

As campaign manager for Hillary Clinton for President, Patti Solis Doyle was the first Hispanic woman to lead a presidential effort in the United States working hard in a business where it is rare for females to lead major campaigns, and where minorities in key positions are even harder to find.

A long-time adviser to Senator Clinton, Solis Doyle previously served as Executive Director of HILLPAC and Friends of Hillary, the Senator's political action committee and Senate re-election campaign. As Executive Director, Solis Doyle managed the public relations strategy, fundraising, corporate and organization outreach, and campaign staffing for the organizations, which together represented one of the largest and most successful Democratic fund raising operations in the US.

Having avoided the limelight for years, Solis Doyle is recognized as an effective and low-profile leader with exceptional organizational and political abilities. The Washington Post described her as a "first among equals in Clinton's inner circle" and someone who has the political gift to "smell danger long before encountered."

Prior to establishing HILLPAC, Solis Doyle served in the White House as an Assistant to the President and as Director of Scheduling and Advance for the First Lady. In this capacity, she worked to promote Clinton administration policies on children, health care and women's issues, and to assist with political support for Democratic candidates nationwide. She also managed the execution of Senator Clintons overseas travel, selecting and coordinating events to further the US diplomatic and foreign policy goals.

During Senator Clinton's 2000 Election Campaign, Solis Doyle coordinated press, policy, political, and scheduling operations, and served as a member of the executive advisory committee to determine day-to-day campaign management.

Solis Doyle has been honored by Hispanic Magazine with the "2007 Latinas of Excellence Award" for her accomplishments in the area of government, politics and civil leadership. She also received Siempre Mujer magazine's Siempre Inspiran award, honoring remarkable Latinas whose achievements and contributions to their communities are helping shape the future of Hispanic women in this country. Hispanic Business Magazine recently counted her among America's 100 Most Influential Hispanics.

Solis Doyle is the youngest of six children to Santiago and Alejandrina Solis, who emigrated to the US from Mexico in 1954.

Speech Topics

A Team That Can't Be Beat: Women & Minorities in the Political Arena

The Power of a Woman Leading the Way

Shaping the Future of Hispanics in the US

  • Women & Minorities in Politics

  • Hispanic Issues

  • Women's Issues

Can a Woman Be Elected President of the United States?

Patti Solis Doyle explains how women have emerged as powers in politics over the last 25 years—and why a woman can, and should, win in 2016. Women have risen as candidates, political staffers and as constituents. Patti covers where progress has been made, how it happened and who deserves the credit. Using examples from her work in the White House and on eight of the most important campaigns of the past 25 years, Patti demonstrates how “women’s issues,” like family leave, grew from topics candidates’ wives were supposed to talk about to among the most important levers politicians have to address today’s income inequality and economic anxiety. She makes similar points about “soft power” foreign policy, tracing Hillary Clinton’s work as first lady, into the post 9-11 diplomacy she practiced in the Senate and at the State Department.

State of the 2016 Race: Demographics, Party Platforms, Candidate Momentum and Dirty Tricks

Patti Solis Doyle draws on 25 years of campaign experience, including races for Bill and Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama and Joe Biden, to help audiences look past the day’s headlines and appreciate the demographic, economic and technological trends driving the 2016 race, including how each candidate must navigate moving from the primary to the general election.

Hispanics Will Be a Decisive Factor in the 2016 Election, and May Very Well Decide Them for the Next 50 Years

Patti Solis Doyle explains how Hispanics have emerged as powers in politics over the last 25 years—and how their influence on policy and candidates is more complicated than most experts believe. Using examples from her work in the White House and on eight of the most important campaigns of the past 25 years, Patti examines the demographic trends, voter participation, economic power and political ideology behind America’s fastest-growing voting block.


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Hillary Clinton Campaign Manager Admits 2008 Birther Link - Breitbart

Patti Solis Doyle, who was Hillary's 2008 campaign manager, admitted a Clinton campaign staffer had, in fact, circulated the Birther theory.

Former Hillary Clinton aide: Blame 'jerk' Bill, not Hillary for affairs ...

“Here's what I think about that: I think what Bill Clinton did in terms of infidelity was absolutely horrible. A shitty thing to do," Patti Solis Doyle told David Axelrod.

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