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Andrea Dew Steele
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Andrea Dew Steele is the Founder and President of Emerge America. Andrea is passionate about electing Democratic women to office at every level and is motivated by a life-long commitment to progressive politics and change. She believes strongly that electing more women is a critical part of the progressive solution. Andrea served for 8+ years as Political and Philanthropic Advisor to Susie Tompkins Buell, co-founder of Esprit Clothing and Democratic activist and philanthropist. Prior to moving to the Bay Area, Andrea worked for many years in Washington D.C. as a policy analyst on Capitol Hill and fundraiser for Democratic candidates and committees. Andrea holds a B.A. in Political Science from Tufts University and a M.A. in International History from the London School of Economics.

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For Democrats in 2016: The Backbench May Be the Answer

(3) Comments | Posted November 11, 2014 | 10:55 AM

You've heard the arguments: If Democrats want to turn their 2014 losses into 2016 wins, they need to get their base voting next time, they need to stay on message, they need to support their president, etc. The list is endless. After all, as the pundits say, it was the...

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Lessons From the Coakley Loss

(15) Comments | Posted January 20, 2010 | 1:17 PM

There are a lot of lessons to be learned from the Coakley loss last night.

First, hello Democrats and progressives! When are you going to start investing in the pipeline?? Candidate recruitment and training should be priority for our state and national party leaders -- not an afterthought. Go...

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Can You Imagine Speaker Nancy Pelosi Leaving Her Family on Mother's Day for a Tryst in Argentina?

(4) Comments | Posted June 26, 2009 | 1:55 PM

We have become used to seeing the headlines. Yet another male politician holds a press conference to apologize to everyone imaginable for his indiscretions. Yesterday's press conference featuring Govenor Mark Sanford was just the latest in a series of similar events that span both political parties.


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