Doug Sosnik

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Doug Sosnik
Senior Advisor to the President
In office
November 7, 1998 – January 20, 2001
President Bill Clinton
Preceded by Rahm Emanuel
Succeeded by Karl Rove
Personal details
Born Douglas Brian Sosnik
(1956-09-26) September 26, 1956 (age 61)
Political party Democratic
Education Duke University (BA)

Douglas Brian "Doug" Sosnik (born September 26, 1956), an American political strategist.[1][2]

Sosnik is a 1978 graduate of Duke University.

Sosnik is affiliated with the Democratic Party, and notably served as the political director for President Bill Clinton[3] during his second term. He also was a campaign strategist for Massachusetts Senator John Kerry during his unsuccessful 2004 presidential bid. Prior to joining the Clinton Administration, Sosnik was the chief of staff for Connecticut Senator Chris Dodd, and later worked with the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. He was most recently an informal adviser to Mark Warner, the former governor of Virginia during his preparation for a possible 2008 run for president. He is the co-author of a book, Applebee's America, about political strategy.


  1. ^ Cillizza, Chris (8 January 2008). "The Fix - Sosnik to Advise Clinton Campaign". The Washington Post. Retrieved 27 March 2011. 
  2. ^ Young, Andrew (2010-01-30). The politician: an insider's account of John Edwards's pursuit of the presidency and the scandal that brought him down. Macmillan. p. 86. ISBN 978-0-312-64065-1. Retrieved 27 March 2011. 
  3. ^ Patterson, Bradley Hawkes (2002-01-01). The White House Staff: Inside the West Wing and Beyond. Brookings Institution Press. p. 211. ISBN 978-0-8157-6951-4. Retrieved 27 March 2011. 
Political offices
Preceded by
Rahm Emanuel
Senior Advisor to the President
Served alongside: Sid Blumenthal, Joel Johnson
Succeeded by
Karl Rove