Anita Dunn is the former Obama administration's White House Communications Office Director and now officially an outside adviser to Obama's White House. Previously she served as Senior Advisor and Chief Communications Officer to the 2008 presidential campaign of Barack Obama. She has cited, "two of my favorite political philosophers: Mao Zedong and Mother Theresa."
Dunn was the Communications Director for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC) during the 1988 and 1990 election cycles.
Dunn worked in Senator Bill Bradley's office as Communications and Political Director and later as Chief of Staff. In 1993 Dunn joined as a partner the firm of Squier Knapp Dunn headed by Democratic consultant Bob Squier. In 1999, Dunn took a leave of absence from the firm to work as the Communications Director and chief strategist for Bradley's presidential campaign as Squier had commitments to handle the presidential campaign of Al Gore.
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