Steve Hildebrand

Fall 2012

What we see and what actually happens in a campaign are two very different things. With one of the most important elections of our generation coming up, join the Dole Institute Fall Fellows, Nancy Dwight and Steve Hildebrand, for a look at Election 2012 from an insider’s perspective.

Dole Fellow Steve Hildebrand served as President Barack Obama’s Deputy National Campaign Manager during the historic 2008 presidential campaign. He was at the forefront of all strategic decisions and helped craft the overall campaign from the beginning until Obama’s victory on Nov. 4, 2008. Hildebrand’s extensive political career has included managing races in South Dakota, Iowa and Minnesota as well as running two political parties. He oversaw the Midwestern states for the Clinton-Gore re-election campaign in 1996. He also served as campaign manager for Senator Tim Johnson’s campaign in 2002 and Tom Daschle’s campaign in 2004, and as Political Director at the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee in 1997-1998.

Discussion Group Topic
Election 2012: An Insider’s Look at the Presidential Election

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