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. michel

    we see shifting again !! wow clintob your are done! OBAMA 08

    February 12, 2008 09:19 pm at 9:19 pm |
  2. Emily Coletta from NY

    It's like that scene from Monty Python. "Run awaaaay!"

    February 12, 2008 09:19 pm at 9:19 pm |
  3. smart grrl in ls mo

    I think OBAMA will become Pres. and be a major disappointment just like George W. I'm going to start printing up the bumper stickers right now...

    "DON'T BLAME ME... I VOTED FOR HILLARY"

    February 12, 2008 09:19 pm at 9:19 pm |
  4. eridees

    Its okay Clinton supporters, you can vote for Obama, we won't tell Hillary.... What happens on this board, stays on this board!

    Obama '08!!!

    February 12, 2008 09:19 pm at 9:19 pm |
  5. True Democrat

    Oh my. The Clinton Express has officially jumped the tracks.

    February 12, 2008 09:20 pm at 9:20 pm |
  6. John, CO

    RWM,

    Actually, polling shows that Obama would beat McCain in the general if it was held today by 6 points.

    February 12, 2008 09:21 pm at 9:21 pm |
  7. ChoHCM SucSanh Cong San VietNam

    CLINTON 08

    CLINTON for Mexican

    February 12, 2008 09:21 pm at 9:21 pm |
  8. Don, Houston, TX

    Houston, we (well, in this case, THEY) have a problem!!

    Obama 08!

    Yes We Can!!!!!!!!!

    February 12, 2008 09:21 pm at 9:21 pm |
  9. Steve

    Maybe had Clinton listened to Henry in the first place she'd have maintained her "inevitability" a long time ago.

    February 12, 2008 09:22 pm at 9:22 pm |
  10. Corey

    Obama is whooping that Clinton butt! I am so tired of hearing people say that he cannot win the general election. I have just three words for that.... YES HE CAN!

    February 12, 2008 09:22 pm at 9:22 pm |
  11. stefanieq

    I agree with RWM –
    So sad that people are so negative and silly. I almost feel sorry for them.

    February 12, 2008 09:22 pm at 9:22 pm |
  12. Hill is not Obama

    Women voters? Why is Hillary's latest makeover is: as Obama? Hillary is so much in denial it is pathological.

    February 12, 2008 09:23 pm at 9:23 pm |
  13. Renee Las Vegas NV

    Texas... please take heed of what the rest of the Nation wants, were counting on Ya !!!!!

    February 12, 2008 09:24 pm at 9:24 pm |
  14. Dave. San Diego, CA

    I don't think he jumped ship, it's more like he was shoved overboard.

    February 12, 2008 09:24 pm at 9:24 pm |
  15. Rex Richardson

    I don't blame him. Who wants to be on a losing team? its about to be a wrap for the Clinton Camp. She ain't gonna win another state.

    February 12, 2008 09:24 pm at 9:24 pm |
  16. James

    Vince,

    Houston will be a problem for Hillary (all kidding aside), when it and the other major cities in Texas (sans El Paso) help Obama carry the state March 4th....

    February 12, 2008 09:24 pm at 9:24 pm |
  17. E

    I trust math not miracles. HRC needs 60% showings in Ohio and Texas to catch up.

    It just isn't her year, but it is OK . . .she can try again like McCain did.

    HRC in 2016?

    E in MD (brrrr)

    February 12, 2008 09:24 pm at 9:24 pm |
  18. John

    If he will, atleast it will not be as bad a "crushing" as Hillary would face, so thank god.

    February 12, 2008 09:24 pm at 9:24 pm |
  19. MoneyMan

    Yes we can! This proves that money can win elections. More money=more exposure=name recognition=mindless voter's votes. Money is king!

    February 12, 2008 09:24 pm at 9:24 pm |
  20. John

    Have you seen the latest poll showing Obama beating McCain in the general election?

    February 12, 2008 09:24 pm at 9:24 pm |
  21. ACV

    Actually RWM, you may want to learn how to read polls before you declare McCain would "crush" Barack Obama. They seem to indicate otherwise.

    February 12, 2008 09:24 pm at 9:24 pm |
  22. Daniel

    Oh Oh, the ship is going down big. MAY DAY!!! MAY DAY!!!

    Daniel, Denver

    February 12, 2008 09:25 pm at 9:25 pm |
  23. Drake

    WE are not giving up...come on Texas and Ohio get her in the Big Chair...
    Hang in there Hillary

    February 12, 2008 09:25 pm at 9:25 pm |
  24. LLC

    I hope you are not all speaking too soon, don't want to jinx Obamas chances....... we won't be able to cheer until Texas and Ohio are over.....
    GO OBAMA!

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

    A great day for Obama. It is time for all democrats to rally around his banner.

    February 12, 2008 09:25 pm at 9:25 pm |
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