The campaign manager for President-elect Donald Trump had been his senior adviser and pollster up until the middle of August until Kellyanne Conway was moved up to his campaign manager. She has over two decades of experience in research and polling having worked for different congressional candidates, as well as the Keep the Promise organization.
She has four young kids and is the third campaign manager for Trump. This is the first time in history that a woman has run the campaign for the GOP nominee.
“I wasn’t hired because of my gender. But it’s a special responsibility,” Conway told CNN. “I want to do right, apart from my gender — I want to do right as a campaign manager.”
The Trump campaign was “very confident” about the election, Conway said on NBC after Trump’s victory.
“[Trump] is a problem-solver. He’s a builder,” she continued. “When you are a businessman, you are accountable. You can’t run your business with $19 trillion worth of debt like the federal government does somehow.”
Conway has stated that Trump will be able to achieve his goal quicker thanks to the House and Senate being controlled by the Republicans.
“It’s quite a mandate,” she said, adding that if asked to serve in the Trump administration, she will do so “in whatever capacity I’m asked, where I feel like I can be most helpful.”