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Seg. 1: Political Campaign Management | Seg. 2: Alongside George H.W. Bush

Segment 1: An inside look with the people whose job it is to get a candidate elected.

A panel of political operatives revealed the challenges of money, time and resilience in running several of the recent campaigns for Kansas City, Missouri mayor and city council.

Segment 2, beginning at 24:34: Chief of staff recalls what it took to keep up with the 41st president after he left office.

From 1994 until his death, Jean Becker was George H.W. Bush's chief of staff. She shared stories of working for both Barbara Bush in the White House and for the president in the years after leaving Washington, D.C. 

  • Jean Becker, chief of staff, former President George H.W. Bush
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