Tag: Women Staff

‘Pollstress’ Conway Brings Trump Campaign Experience With Conservative Edge

Michael C. Bender and Beth Reinhard, Wall Street Journal – August 18, 2016

The woman tasked with turning around Donald Trump’s Republican presidential campaign has toiled extensively in the party’s antiestablishment conservative lane during the past decade, working for House members who tried to overthrow former Speaker John Boehner and Senate candidates whose stumbles helped delay the takeover of that chamber.

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Trump Spox Diagnoses Hillary Clinton with Dysphasia

The Daily Beast – August 18, 2016

The Trump campaign’s push to gin up speculation about Hillary Clinton’s health continued Thursday when national spokeswoman Katrina Pierson told MSNBC that the Democratic nominee suffers from serious brain damage. Citing her “mannerisms” and her previous “concussion,” Pierson told host Kristen Welker that Clinton suffers from dysphasia, a neurological condition that impairs the ability to communicate and/or understand speech.

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Huma Abedin On Her Job, Family, and the Campaign of a Lifetime

Nathan Heller, Vogue – August 17, 2016

Powerful, glamorous, and ubiquitous, Abedin is in many ways the engine at the center of Clinton’s well-run machine, crucial and yet largely out of sight. She presides over the candidate’s public appearances, helping set message points and optics. She coordinates much of the campaign’s work around the office, bringing a large, sprawling operation in line with Clinton’s vision and voice. And she is a key point person for the most essential parts of the coming Democratic convention: who will speak, what they’ll say, and in what order they’ll appear.

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New Trump Campaign Manager Kellyanne Conway Doesn’t like his Name-calling

Danielle Paquette, Washington Post – August 17, 2016

Last month, I spoke to Conway over lunch after she wrapped an interview with Katie Couric about how Trump will appeal to female voters — a demographic that national polls show generally and dramatically dislikes him. (All year long, at least 65 percent of women surveyed in The Washington Post-ABC polls have reported an “unfavorable” view of Trump.) The interview revealed how, exactly, Conway counsels Trump. She described a delicate dance: You can’t just tell Trump what to do, she said. Commands could insult him.

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Donald Trump Is Trying to Solve His Woman Problem by Hiring Noted Political Strategist Kellyanne Conway

Maggie Mallon, Glamour – August 17, 2016

Republican nominee Donald Trump announced two major campaign shakeups on Wednesday. In addition to naming a new campaign CEO (Breitbart News cofounder Stephen Bannon), the Trump camp promoted prominent GOP strategist and pollster Kellyanne Conway to campaign manager.  President and CEO of the research and consulting firm the Polling Company Inc., as well as WomanTrend (its division that focuses on female consumers), Conway first joined the Trump campaign in early July as senior advisor to chairman Paul Manafort after working for a Ted Cruz super PAC. According to The Wall Street Journal, after Conway spent several weeks with the campaign, Trump “liked the idea of elevating a woman as his campaign manager” and promoted her in an effort to bolster his dwindling poll numbers.

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Meet Kellyanne Conway, Trump’s New Campaign Manager. She Specializes in Helping GOP Men Sound Less Piggish.

Ed Kilgore, New York Magazine – August 17, 2016

But the other key player in the “shake-up” is interesting as well: new campaign manager Kellyanne Conway, a veteran Republican pollster, “strategist,” cable gabber, and Beltway insider who has made something of a specialty out of teaching wild men how to be less threatening to swing voters, especially women.

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Conway Becomes First Woman to Run GOP Presidential Campaign

Fox News – August 17, 2016

Kellyanne Conway on Wednesday became the first female to ever run a Republican general election presidential campaign. But the networks did not excitedly tout this as progress, instead they glossed over this point. On ABC’s Good Morning America, reporter Tom Llamas blandly explained, “Overnight, Donald Trump shaking up his campaign promoting pollster Kellyanne Conway to campaign manager.”

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Meet Hillary Clinton’s Inner Circle, The Queenmakers who won’t Rest Until She’s President

Nina Burleigh, Newsweek – August 16, 2016

For the past 40 years, Hillary Clinton has surrounded herself with deeply loyal women—political pros, many of them a little younger than her—and they often seem to have been selected for their diversity—black, brown, Latino, Muslim, Jewish—as much as their gender and brains. Among the closest longtime female politicos are ad guru Mandy Grunwald, lawyer Cheryl Mills, former Chief of Staff Maggie Williams and aide Huma Abedin.

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After Criticism, Trump Adds Women To His Economic Advisory Team

Jim Zarroli, NPR – August 11, 2016

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has released a second list of economic advisers in less than a week, and this time the names are almost all women. The advisers include several longtime GOP fundraisers, including Diane Hendricks, co-founder and chairman of ABC Supply in Wisconsin, who was called “America’s richest self-made woman” by Forbes magazine.

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