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Patti Solis Doyle      

Political Commentator at CNN, Former Campaign Manager for Hillary Clinton for President & President of Solis Strategies

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. As a CNN political contributor and winter fellow at the University of Chicago's Institute of Politics, Solis Doyle is recognized as an effective and low-profile leader with exceptional organizational and political abilities.

She is President of Solis Strategies, a communications firm serving non-profits, NGOs, and corporations. Now with more than 20 years of experience in politics, presidential campaigns and public service, Solis Doyle began her career working on Richard Daley’s campaign for Mayor of Chicago and later worked at Chicago City Hall. In 1991, she was among the first to join then Governor Bill Clinton’s presidential campaign.

As campaign manager during Hillary Clinton's run for presidency, 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. In 2000, Solis Doyle served as chief of staff to the First Lady’s first Senate campaign, and later managed Senator Clinton’s political operations, PAC and 2006 re-election campaign.

During the 2008 general election, Solis Doyle joined the Obama for America campaign as chief of staff for Vice Presidential operation, and built a national team of policy, communications, political and field operatives in advance of the nominee’s selection. She later managed day-to-day operations for Vice Presidential nominee Joe Biden, and during the 2012 presidential election, Solis Doyle served as an advisor to the Obama-Biden campaign.

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 also counted her among America's 100 Most Influential Hispanics.

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.


Speaker Madigan's pension power play; Longtime Hillary aide Patti ...

Speaker Madigan's pension power play; Longtime Hillary aide Patti Solis Doyle now helping IL businesses. Mike Madigan puts out a pension reform proposal ...

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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