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:

  1. Clear your desk by the end of the day.
  2. Make sure everything you need in the morning is prepared the night before.
  3. Show up one hour earlier than you think you need to.

We talk about this advice, his experiences, the 2020 field, and much more.

EXPERTRavi Gupta