December 3rd, 2007
07:00 PM ET
15 years ago

Top Clinton aides headed to Iowa

WASHINGTON (CNN) - With only a month go before Iowa voters kick off the presidential primary season, the Clinton campaign is sending its two senior-most staffers to the Hawkeye State.

Clinton campaign manager Patti Solis Doyle and deputy campaign manager Mike Henry will be shuttling back and forth between Iowa and Clinton's campaign headquarters just outside Washington, a spokesman for the New York senator tells CNN.

The news was first reported by the Atlantic's Marc Ambinder.

Henry was the author of an internal memo, later leaked to the New York Times, that suggested Clinton should skip Iowa – though campaign officials immediately insisted the idea had never been seriously considered. The campaign later overhauled its Iowa leadership structure.

Monday’s news is the latest signal the campaign views its performance in Iowa, where the race has tightened considerably in recent weeks, as crucial to winning the party's nomination.

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  1. Jim K.

    What is going on? Can't the people of this country see the mess this world little lone the World? I have personally met Hillary Clinton in 1998, when Bill was in office. She is a dinamic woman with the intellect to run this country to a better place. Remember when the dollar was strong and the world was not in so much turmoil? I believe that if anyone else wins the nomination for the democrats in 08 the dems are in big trouble. Hillary is the most electable person for the party.

    January 2, 2008 10:28 am at 10:28 am |
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