Kellyanne Conway is one powerful lady, as the first woman to run a Republican presidential campaign. She has taken on the role of Defender-in-Chief for the Donald Trump campaign in recent weeks, going to bat for Trump on dozens of national political TV shows. The 49-year-old political consultant has been running campaigns for over 20 years. But what do we know about Conway? Five things jump out.
1. Kellyanne started her career in the legal profession.
Conway received a B.A. in political science from Trinity College and went to George Washington University Law Center for law school. She then clerked for a judge in Washington, D.C., and spent a few years as an adjunct professor at George Washington while launching her career as a practicing attorney.
2. Conway is an author.
Along with Democratic pollster Celinda Lake, Kellyanne authored What Women Really Want: How American Women Are Quietly Erasing Political, Racial, Class, and Religious Lines to Change the Way We Live. She received wide acclaim for working with someone from a political background other than her own.
3. She is very active on Twitter.
Conway has over 19,500 followers on Twitter, and has become more and more active over the course of this presidential campaign. Pretty much all her tweets are political, though not all are kind. She likes to take digs at Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, and praise her new boss.
4. Conway owns her own polling firm.
Kellyanne is president and CEO of The Polling Company, which also includes WomenTrend, which monitors female consumers and lifestyle, home, work, entertainment, technological, and generational trends affecting consumers. Thus, she is regularly going over numbers with Mr. Trump.
5. Kellyanne has worked for many famous politicians.
Conway worked under Congressman Jack Kemp, former Vice President Dan Quayle, Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, Senator Fred Thompson, and current Republican vice presidential candidate Mike Pence.