July 8th, 2008
02:14 PM ET
6 years ago

Clinton's women's outreach director joins Obama team

A former Clinton aide has singed on with Obama.
A former Clinton aide has singed on with Obama.

(CNN) – Hillary Clinton’s former director of women’s outreach has become the latest presidential campaign staffer for the New York senator to join Barack Obama’s general election team.

Dana Singiser, a former staff director of the Senate Democratic Steering and Outreach Committee led by Clinton, will fill the same strategic role she held on the Clinton campaign, heading strategic management of women's vote outreach.

"I am thrilled that Dana will continue her work with women voters on behalf of Sen. Obama," Clinton said in a statement released by Obama’s campaign Tuesday. "It is so important that we elect a Democrat to the White House, and women will be critical in that effort. I know that the women who joined my campaign will continue to work with Dana and with me to make sure Barack Obama is the next President of the United States."

Former Clinton campaign manager Patti Solis Doyle - who made a headline-grabbing exit from the top spot in after disappointing results early in the cycle - was tapped by the Obama team several weeks ago as chief of staff for the eventual vice presidential nominee.

Other Clinton staffers and advisers to join Obama’s campaign since the end of the primary season include former her former policy director, Neera Tanden.

soundoff (338 Responses)
  1. Luis

    Yea, worked for Billary, LOL

    You go girl............................

    July 8, 2008 01:57 pm at 1:57 pm |
  2. andrew s

    rob go rob a a candy store obama does not need you

    July 8, 2008 01:58 pm at 1:58 pm |
  3. kasiasue

    This is really great! It's nice to see adults getting together for a common cause. Children do it by nature.

    July 8, 2008 01:58 pm at 1:58 pm |
  4. Lisa

    II voter

    Hillary didn't win because the DNC gave her supporters a half a vote. They also took four of Hillary delegates and gave it to Obama.

    That's why Hillary didn't win, and that's why many believe they stole the election like George W Bush.

    July 8, 2008 01:59 pm at 1:59 pm |
  5. Power to the People = Former Repug

    If all the PUMA crabs were really Dems they will vote for the more Presidential GOP candidate who is Ron Paul or Bob Barr.
    Operation chaos is a flop. Can't vote for McBush who whose record on women's rights is abyssmal.

    Obama 08

    July 8, 2008 01:59 pm at 1:59 pm |
  6. Anna, SW Missouri

    I have to admit that even now I am amazed at the number of women on this site that say they are Hillary supporters and are going to vote for McCain. I am a Republican woman of Hillary's age, and I won't even vote for him due to his reversal on judges from his stand in 2000. I wonder how many of them are even really women. McCain has a 0 score on voting for women's issues. That is on everything from equal pay to insurance paying for the pill. Even if you are against women's right to choose, there have to be doubts about him in your mind as to why he is so against anything that has to do with women.

    July 8, 2008 01:59 pm at 1:59 pm |
  7. LawrenceNYC21

    Freida, your vote is not needed here in NY. Obama is already getting 60% of the vote.

    Didine, I always keep that in mind. Republicans are sneaky and are very good at dividing americans instead of uniting. All this nonsense about Hillary supporters not backing Obama, is just that, nonsense. Just look at the margin that he's winning NY (The state she represents).

    July 8, 2008 02:00 pm at 2:00 pm |
  8. Paula Hussein Mack

    Every vote for MCCain is a vote against Hillary having a job.. AND a VP spot doesn't give her as much power to change Health Care as a cabinet position and we ALL know Hillary loves her power!! I think your bitterness is clouding your senses. I cannot for the life of me figure out how Democrats supporting Democrat (Obama) is disloyal??????? Sheesh grow up.

    July 8, 2008 02:00 pm at 2:00 pm |
  9. Andrea- Baltimore

    Stop you need every vote.. don't fool yourself... Gore fooled himself , the vote should not have been that close to need Florida and so did Kerry, we have not had a winning team since Bill Clinton..
    You Obama supporters wake up and smell the coffee,,, you need every vote and more.... Oh these rookie, demorcratics....

    July 8, 2008 02:01 pm at 2:01 pm |
  10. Andre' of Maryland

    Frieda,

    Wake Up!!!! Obama is going to win N.Y. If you want your stupid vote to count then move,,,,,,,

    July 8, 2008 02:01 pm at 2:01 pm |
  11. Kelby from Houston, TX

    This woman has a heck of a battle in front of her. I see that it is women who are the most disgruntled about Hillary's loss to Obama. I think her #1 job should be getting those women back with the party. Get these women to realize that Obama is another road to the same path of peace posperity and intelligence in this country.

    July 8, 2008 02:01 pm at 2:01 pm |
  12. Andrea- Baltimore

    Stop you need every vote.. don't fool yourself... Gore fooled himself , the vote should not have been that close to need Florida and so did Kerry, we have not had a winning team since Bill Clinton..
    You Obama supporters wake up and smell the coffee,,, you need every vote and more.... Oh these rookie, demorcratics....

    July 8, 2008 02:01 pm at 2:01 pm |
  13. Wal

    CNN besides posting who move from where to where, please post what matter such as Withdraws troop request from Iraq Government to Bush administration.

    July 8, 2008 02:02 pm at 2:02 pm |
  14. Jason G.

    Yo! you guys all crack me up! This is just a place to leave comments on a political article not a war zone. Lighten up guys! All three sides(Clinton, Obama, McCain) need to kill the name calling and other childish non sense and just leave respectable comments or none at all. Regardless of who wins in November we're all a part of one nation under God.

    July 8, 2008 02:02 pm at 2:02 pm |
  15. Shannon

    This is great news! For the majority of Americans that do not have the all or nothing mentality, realize that Obama and Clinton were 97% the same on all their positions. This will help meld the Democrats message. It is such a positive sign, especially in contrast to the disastrous campaign McBush is running.

    July 8, 2008 02:02 pm at 2:02 pm |
  16. Accountant Guy

    Smart move!! Welcome to the team!!

    Obama '08

    July 8, 2008 02:02 pm at 2:02 pm |
  17. Michael Lorton, Virginia

    Very interesting. Hillary continues to provide support to Obama......or is it really for Hillary's interest? She still has unpaid campaign debts and might be positioning herself for a political appointee...Time will tell.

    July 8, 2008 02:02 pm at 2:02 pm |
  18. Lisa

    Yes Clark Kent i'm saying she's lying!!!

    July 8, 2008 02:03 pm at 2:03 pm |
  19. Scott L

    Ha ha Obama is going to get crushed in the general election.

    Guaranteed Clinton has already said no way to being VP.

    She will watch Dem party crumble when Obama is decimated by voters.

    She will sit back and watch Dean and Pelosi take it in the rear for their terrible leadership and also stabbing her in the back.

    All the cronies who supported Obama will fade away into nothingness and John McCain will lead this great country back to the top of the charts!

    No worries Obama fans, he will make the rounds on the speech circuit, write a few more books and make millions in the process. Don't you worry, yes he can!

    July 8, 2008 02:03 pm at 2:03 pm |
  20. Mae, CA

    Congrats! You are with a Winner now. Barack Obama for Pres 08

    July 8, 2008 02:03 pm at 2:03 pm |
  21. J. Richter

    Think McCain cares about PUMAs?

    – McCain allowed a supporter to use the 'b' word on Hillary and only laughed uncomfortably.

    – McCain abandoned a disfigured wife and started off with one several decades younger (and several millions richter). Use them and dump them.

    – Thinks women are not smart or responsible enough to decisions without government legislation about their bodies and their children.

    – Voted against the bill for equal pay for women in same positions

    And I will not add the unconfirmed other disrectful stands against women.

    Dissapointment will render us foolish. Having no life will make us insane and holding on to what is over at the expense of what is best now.

    July 8, 2008 02:03 pm at 2:03 pm |
  22. Vote McSame Freida and *hush*

    Please Freida vote McCain. It is important for you to pay more for everything. I am guessing you are some corporate money making machine. I am sure you can afford whatever John McMindless throws your way.

    If he does win because of your vote, I would like to see him come to your rescue when you are packing up your house, trailer, apartment, box, whatever you live in b/c you cant afford the payments.

    Or when he sends your nephew, son, or even your daddy to Iraq to fight a war that continues to make the GOP rich and You poor.

    But you don't have Regular people's problems anyway. That's why you voted for Hillary ....................who just happens to be a Democrat.

    Boy you are verrrrry smart!

    July 8, 2008 02:04 pm at 2:04 pm |
  23. AJ

    What is wrong with you people? Why would you vote for McCain? Fine, abstain from election if you don't want to vote for Obama, but to vote for McCain? You must be so unsure what HIllary's campaign idealogies were about! They were ceretainly closer in spirit to Obama than that old guy's McSame.

    July 8, 2008 02:05 pm at 2:05 pm |
  24. April

    Lisa, I am with you!

    July 8, 2008 02:05 pm at 2:05 pm |
  25. Down with Obama

    joycelyn July 8th, 2008 1:39 pm ET

    UNITE!!!!! It is so important. UNITED WE STAND, DIVIDED WE FALL. Don't forget that saying. The primaries are over, lets move forward.
    =============================

    YOU and Obama are going to fall !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    WE the People will NOT Unite behind the fake Obama!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    July 8, 2008 02:05 pm at 2:05 pm |
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