Born in 1958, Anita Dunn began her political career in the late 1970s as an intern for Gerald Rafshoon, President Jimmy Carter‘s White House communications director. She then worked for Carter’s chief of staff Hamilton Jordan. In 1993 Dunn co-founded the Washington, DC-based political consulting firm, Squier Knapp Dunn Communications. She subsequently worked as an advisor to the political campaigns of such notable Democrat U.S. Senators as John Glenn (Ohio), Bill Bradley (New Jersey), Evan Bayh (Indiana), and Tom Daschle (South Dakota).
In 2006 Dunn was hired by then-Senator Barack Obama to serve as communications and strategy director for his political action committee, the Hopefund. Beginning in February 2008, Dunn played a major role in laying the groundwork for Obama’s presidential campaign, a project dubbed “Obama For America” (OFA). In April 2008 Dunn became OFA’s director of communications, policy, and research operations. In January 2009 OFA merged with the Democratic National Committee and became known as Organizing for America….
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