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

Clinton's women's outreach director joins Obama team

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2008/images/07/08/art.clintonaide.gi.jpg caption="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. Progressive

    Earth to STILL FOR HILL and Down with Obama. Obama has more elected office experience than Hillary. Try educating yourself, and get over your ego. Your experience argument is just a cop-out because you're bitter. Stop acting like a 5-year old. Sad.

    July 8, 2008 02:39 pm at 2:39 pm |
  2. R.I.F.

    You PUMA bloggers sound more and more like 3rd graders every day. It's actually funny because you can guess the responses the minute a ticker like this goes up. How about all you PUMA bloggers stay on your hate-filled websites that you've created. Please just go re-register as a republican and spare us the hate. I get the funny feeling that some of you have always been registered republicans anyway.

    July 8, 2008 02:39 pm at 2:39 pm |
  3. Emma, San Jose, CA

    To Hot Heads for Clinton: You appear to be carrying big gunny sacks of anger. In the end, how will it help you and your country?

    July 8, 2008 02:39 pm at 2:39 pm |
  4. Robert

    Hillary supporters who say they will vote for McCain are clearly irrational, basing their decision on bitterness, emotion, and spite. Anyone who can so easily swing from being a Clinton Democrat to a McCain Republican clearly hasn't thought through the issues in an intelligent way. They are deluding themselves.

    July 8, 2008 02:39 pm at 2:39 pm |
  5. James, Redlands, CA

    It still amazes me how some of you Clinton supporters (and fake supporters who are really republicans) continue to ignore the fact that Obama had more pledged delegates, more states won, and as many if not more popular votes if you count the caucous states.

    Obama did not steal the election. The Super Delegates were going to have to go one way or the other and they went with the person who was leading.

    Get over it in your own time but stop trying to act like Clinton was the winner and had something stolen from her.

    Obama is adding her people because she did have some quality people working for her. She just didn't run her campaign in a way that let her win.

    July 8, 2008 02:39 pm at 2:39 pm |
  6. Mary WA

    McCain is going to have Roe V Wade overturned. He voted against equal pay for women. Cindy's lobbyists worked worked agaisnt Mother's Against Drunk Drivers to eliminate alcohol content on beer containers. Is this who women want to vote for-out of spite? A lot of you will be running around with out noses after you've cut them off to spite your face(s).

    July 8, 2008 02:40 pm at 2:40 pm |
  7. Robert in Toronto,ON

    For every 1 anti-Obama supporter there are 7 Obama supporters, so your threats will NOT make the difference come November. Accept the inevitable and welcome CHANGE for the BETTER.

    Obama – 08

    July 8, 2008 02:41 pm at 2:41 pm |
  8. Robert NYC & Miami

    Sorry Hillary, no way!



    July 8, 2008 02:41 pm at 2:41 pm |
  9. dave in cal

    I am voting Obama unless he puts Hillary on the ticket. If he does, I'm voting for McCain.

    July 8, 2008 02:41 pm at 2:41 pm |
  10. GB

    Oh well, I still will not reach out to Obama.

    July 8, 2008 02:41 pm at 2:41 pm |
  11. Fear mongering for Obama is OKAY

    Here comes the fear mongering from the Obama people who rail against fear mongering.

    Roe vs Wade – guess the newbie young new democratic women get to pick up where we racist old bitter soon-to-die old white women left off.

    Conservative Court- Well Sandra turned out to be one of my favorites after all, so no more fears about that. May teach the "new" democrats not to use HATE against fellow democrats and then expect unity. Besides, senile and aged as we all are, we are too old to care about the FUTURE. court.

    The draft. Well... democrats are the ones most likely to reinstate the draft- it is, after all, a more democratic approach to serving and defending our Nation.

    July 8, 2008 02:41 pm at 2:41 pm |
  12. Lisa

    I would Never vote for McCain or Clinton with their "Old Washington" experience. Our nation is in a mess because of the "Old Wahington" way of doing things.

    We need someone new, someone with brains, someone with new ideas to lead us in the right direction.

    We need Obama !!
    Only Obama can heal our country.

    July 8, 2008 02:41 pm at 2:41 pm |
  13. CATHY

    How is that CHANGE?By picking all of HILLARY'S people is not CHANGE,it's the same as usual politics politics of the old.We are not having any CHANGE if he's elected(GOD FIRBID)we are having more of the same.HILLARY SUPPORTER NOT VOTING THIS YEAR.

    July 8, 2008 02:42 pm at 2:42 pm |
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