She’s a 30 year old black woman that used to work for Bernie Sanders….
She is now senior advisor for Joe Biden….
At 30, Ms. Sanders is the youngest member of Mr. Biden’s inner circle, the highest-ranking African-American person on his campaign staff and the most prominent alumnus of a Bernie Sanders presidential campaign.
All of which has positioned her as a key conduit between Biden World and four Democratic constituencies that the former vice president desperately needs: young voters, Black voters, female voters and supporters who were loyal to Mr. Sanders, the Vermont senator whose 2016 presidential campaign Symone Sanders (no relation) worked on as national press secretary, at the age of 25…..
“For people of my generation, we were out in the field for 25 or 30 years before we got recognized,” said Donna Brazile, a longtime Democratic operative whom Ms. Sanders had sought out as a mentor.
“Typically, you run a presidential, you win a presidential,” Ms. Brazile said. “Symone has not done any of that yet.”
Ms. Sanders knew this as well as anyone, Ms. Brazile added, which is why she decided to set aside her TV career for the 2020 campaign. She considered several candidates and was not shy about mentioning the “personal relationships” she had with many of them.
Ms. Sanders took a meeting with Mr. Biden at the urging of one of the campaign’s co-chairs, Representative Cedric Richmond, Democrat of Louisiana, whom she had met and befriended a few years earlier. She and the candidate spoke for nearly two hours in April, and Ms. Sanders came away impressed with Mr. Biden’s willingness to come off the sidelines after a long career. She was the same age he was — 29 — when he first decided to run for the Senate. She said she could relate to his impatience.
Her established profile allowed her to perform a number of public roles for the campaign: strategist, surrogate and spokeswoman, among others. “I like to say when you walk down the street with Symone Sanders, there’s no question who the celebrity is,” Ms. Dunn said. Ms. Sanders can be as disciplined as anyone in adhering to the tranquilizing platitudes of campaign flackery. She will go on about Mr. Biden’s “theory of the case” and how this campaign is a “battle for the soul of America” and whatnot….