February 12th, 2008
09:07 PM ET
7 years ago

Clinton's deputy campaign manager resigns

WASHINGTON (CNN) - Hillary Clinton's deputy campaign manager has resigned, her campaign confirmed Tuesday night as the New York senator faced another round of disappointing primary results.

Mike Henry is the second senior staff-level departure from the Clinton team in the past three days. He was hired by Patti Solis Doyle - Clinton's former campaign manager - whose resignation was revealed Sunday.

"As someone who has managed campaigns, I share the unique understanding of the challenges that the campaign will face over the next several weeks," Henry said in a Tuesday e-mail to Clinton staffers.

"Our campaign needs to move quickly to build a new leadership team, support them and their decisions and make the necessary adjustments to achieve the winning outcome for which we have all worked so hard for over a year now."

Howard Wolfson, spokesman for Clinton's campaign, said that Henry had done "an outstanding job for the campaign and his expertise will be missed."

Henry, who helmed the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee's independent expenditure program two years ago, was the author of an internal memo last year that suggested Clinton should skip Iowa - a proposal that was quickly dismissed when it became public.

A year earlier, he managed the successful campaign of Virginia's Democratic Gov. Tim Kaine, and was a lead advisor to former Virginia Gov. Mark Warner's campaign.

CNN projects that Clinton's rival for the Democratic presidential nomination, Illinois Sen. Barack Obama, won Tuesday night's Virginia Democratic primary.

– CNN's Candy Crowley, Suzanne Malveaux and Jessica Yellin contributed
to this report.

Filed under: Hillary Clinton
soundoff (246 Responses)
  1. John, CO

    The casualty count is rising.

    You can almost hear the screams: "Mayday! Mayday!"

    February 12, 2008 09:08 pm at 9:08 pm |
  2. James

    You can look for lots of people to be jumping ship INCLUDING the super delegates.

    February 12, 2008 09:09 pm at 9:09 pm |
  3. Ben from D.C.

    Bad night for her and I'm loving it.

    February 12, 2008 09:09 pm at 9:09 pm |
  4. JC

    Hillary can't even run her campain. A country? I think not.
    OBAMA '08!!!

    February 12, 2008 09:10 pm at 9:10 pm |
  5. Disenfanchised

    Will someone please tell Hillary it's over!!!!!YES WE CAN!!!!!!!!!!

    February 12, 2008 09:10 pm at 9:10 pm |
  6. Swede

    Hmmmmm, looks like the ship is going down faster

    February 12, 2008 09:10 pm at 9:10 pm |
  7. Fran Martin

    I have it on excellent authority from within the Clinton campaign that Mike Henry's departure had nothing to do with the Senator's flagging performance at the polls. Mike has long wanted to spend more time with his family and this was always believed to be the time he would resign his post to fulfill that personal dream.

    February 12, 2008 09:11 pm at 9:11 pm |
  8. Holly, Kansas City, MO

    Haha. And the train wreck continues.

    February 12, 2008 09:11 pm at 9:11 pm |
  9. Corey

    Everyone is jumping ship... watch out!!

    Go OBAMA!!

    February 12, 2008 09:11 pm at 9:11 pm |
  10. JOHN

    ANOTHER ONE BITES THE DUST.

    February 12, 2008 09:12 pm at 9:12 pm |
  11. chevy

    another crack in the hillaries armor. its almost over.

    February 12, 2008 09:12 pm at 9:12 pm |
  12. david dillon

    are the wheels coming off ...

    February 12, 2008 09:13 pm at 9:13 pm |
  13. Avis C, Richton Park,IL

    Good lord woman! Can't you keep anyone in your camp! Oh wait maybe they finally realized they couldn't stop the OBAMA TRAIN! This is ridiculous, if she can't run a campaign how in the world will she run the country? This is sad, really sad.

    GOT BARACK!!!!!!

    February 12, 2008 09:13 pm at 9:13 pm |
  14. Darth Vadik, CA

    When people start "resigning" from your campaign, you're in touble.

    February 12, 2008 09:13 pm at 9:13 pm |
  15. Odds get Even

    Oh oh...Mayday...Mayday!

    February 12, 2008 09:14 pm at 9:14 pm |
  16. lee

    Oh no! help!

    February 12, 2008 09:14 pm at 9:14 pm |
  17. Amy in Iowa

    Hillary is the past. She did her bit for America but it is time to move on. I am tired of her style of politics. Obama is a leader and Hillary has copied every move he has made. How original is that? Some people are leaders and some are followers. Obama is the new leadership this country sorely needs.

    February 12, 2008 09:15 pm at 9:15 pm |
  18. Amy R.

    How can an old status quo Clinton be repackaged as anything new. Hillary had her turn and is stale. Turn the page America.

    February 12, 2008 09:16 pm at 9:16 pm |
  19. Will, CA

    Jumping ship before the boat sinks? I do not blame you.

    February 12, 2008 09:17 pm at 9:17 pm |
  20. Vincent

    This is the captain speaking! We're going down! lol. She is SO doomed if she cannot pull off an upset win and SOON. The rats are always the first to abandon the sinking ship. Obama '08!

    February 12, 2008 09:17 pm at 9:17 pm |
  21. William James

    Mike Henry did the right thing: hopefully others will follow his lead, I am sure the Obama team will be more than happy to provide him with an exciting opportunity , all Mike has to do is simply ask. Obama is all about giving folks second changes, and working with them to achieve their goals, Obama believes in people!

    February 12, 2008 09:17 pm at 9:17 pm |
  22. RWM

    God you people are so negative...its not over till its over.

    Obama doesnt stand a chance in the general; McCain will crush him.

    February 12, 2008 09:17 pm at 9:17 pm |
  23. Vince Los Angeles, CA

    HOUSTON....WE HAVE A PROBLEM!! lol!!!!

    February 12, 2008 09:17 pm at 9:17 pm |
  24. U.S. Army Vet

    Mike Henry, deputy campaign manager for Sen. Hillary Clinton, resigned Tuesday--more shake ups for the Clinton campaign. Smoke and fire, someone call the fire department.

    February 12, 2008 09:17 pm at 9:17 pm |
  25. Nicole

    I hope it works for her. She at least can answer when questioned, and can tell people what it is she stands for, other than hope. Hope is nice and all, but when there is no substance behind the hope. It makes it scary.

    Wolves DO come in sheep clothing.

    February 12, 2008 09:17 pm at 9:17 pm |
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