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About the Author
Alexandra Acker-Lyons is a political consultant and commentator who appears regularly on CNN and Fox News. She also travels internationally as a trainer for the National Democratic Institute. Alexandra’s political experience includes stints with campaigns, party committees, non-profit organizations, and elected officials. During the 2008 election cycle, she served as executive director of the Young Democrats of America. Most recently, Alexandra was the executive director of Democratic GAIN, the professional association for progressive political operatives.