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10.29.04
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Joe Trippi Biography

Joe Trippi, former National Campaign Manager for Howard Dean's Presidential campaign, talks about the Democratic Party today — what it stands for, and the role of the progressive movement within it.

Joe Trippi

Joe Trippi — heralded on the cover of THE NEW REPUBLIC as the man who "reinvented campaigning" — began his political career working on Edward M. Kennedy's presidential campaign in 1980. His work in presidential politics continued with the campaigns of Walter Mondale, Gary Hart, and Richard Gephardt.

In 2004, as National Campaign Manager for Howard Dean's presidential campaign, Trippi used online technology to organize what became the largest grassroots movement in presidential politics. Through Trippi's innovative use of the internet for small-donor fundraising, "Dean for America" ended up raising more money than any Democratic presidential campaign in history, all with donations averaging less than $100 each.

Trippi began his work in media consulting at the Democratic media firm of Doak, Shrum and Associates, where he was involved in developing the strategy and producing the media for the successful campaigns of Jerry Baliles for Governor of Virginia and Bob Casey for Governor of Pennsylvania. Trippi was also instrumental in the re-election campaigns of U.S. Senator Alan Cranston of California and Mayor Tom Bradley of Los Angeles.

Joe Trippi is an MSNBC elections analyst, Harvard University fellow and heads the Washington, DC political consultancy, Trippi & Associates.

Trippi is the author of THE REVOLUTION WILL NOT BE TELEVISED: DEMOCRACY, THE INTERNET AND THE OVERTHROW OF EVERYTHING.



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