Campaign vet Addisu Demissie shares stories from the trail
Addisu Demissie has over a decade of experience in political campaigns — and stories to tell about it. He has served as a campaign manager, state director, and field organizer. He has worked for Hilary Clinton, Barack Obama, Cory Booker, Terry McAuliffe, John Kerry, and many more.
Addisu is an old friend. When I was just started in politics, he taught me to:
- Clear your desk by the end of the day.
- Make sure everything you need in the morning is prepared the night before.
- Show up one hour earlier than you think you need to.
We talk about this advice, his experiences, the 2020 field, and much more.