Meet Patti Solis Doyle, former Clinton’s campaign manager who has joined the Obama Campaign. Read her biography and see photos and a video of her below.

Patti Solis Doyle was fired from her position as Hillary Clinton’s campaign manager and now joins the Obama campaign as as the chief of staff to whoever his vice presidential candidate ends up being. This has caused a lot of consternation on the part of Clinton insiders. She’s no longer on speaking terms with Clinton or people in her inner circle. They are saying that Doyle is a perfect fit for Obama since she is primarily responsible for him winning the nomination. Ouch!

She’s been the source of controversy for the Clinton campaign for President, as well as her last Senatorial campaign. Both times there were a lot of questions about the amount of money being spent by the campaign and Doyle was blamed for the elaborate expenses.

Of course, since the Obama campaign has a gazillion dollars, Doyle can spend as much as she likes and it won’t be a problem. Considering the tension between herself and the Clintons, I think its a pretty good bet that she won’t be picking Clinton as the vice-presidential candidate.

Patti Solis Doyle Biography

Patti Solis was born in 1965 in Chicago. She is 42-years-old. Doyle is the daughter of Mexican immigrants, Santiago and Alejandrina Solis. Her father first came the the United States illegally. He was sent back to Mexico where he obtained a visa and returned to the United States with his family to work. Her parents are natives of Monterey, Mexico. The family moved to Chicago where her father worked in a factory and her mother worked in industrial laundry. Doyle is one of six children.

Doyle attended St. Pius elementary school. Her parents sent her to Notre Dame girls’ high school in an effort to remove her from the rough Pilsen neighborhood in which the family lived.

She attended Northwestern University on scholarship. While there, she married Andy Jacobson and dropped out of school. She and Jacobson divorced when she was 21-years-old. She returned to Northwestern and earned a degree in communications. By this time, her brother, Danny, was a 25th Ward alderman and helped her get a job at City Hall. She went on from there to work for city Treasurer Miriam Santos. It was in this position that she became known to the campaign manager for Chicago Major Richard Daley, David Wilhelm. When Wilhelm was brought into the 1992 Clinton campaign he brought Solis with him. During her time with the Clintons, she was considered a friend, insider and close confidante of Hillary Clinton. She stayed with the Clinton’s until she was fired shortly after the Super Tuesday primaries in February 2008.

Doyle is married to Jim Doyle who is a Harvard Law School graduate. He worked for Mayor Daley’s brother, William. He is now with the law firm Penn, Schoen & Berland. They have a 10-year-old daughter, Solis and a 6-year-old son, Joseph.





Patti Solis Doyle – Video