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. Cynthia - Arkansas

    Obama is putting together a powerful team! All McCain has is a bunch of Rove-style attack dogs and some pretty bad advisers.

    July 8, 2008 01:13 pm at 1:13 pm |

    We miss you Hillary... You are the democratic nominee for 18 million of us.

    Our voices will be heard in Nov. when we cast our vote for John McCain.

    Hillary 08 or McCain if necessary... It's not about race, it's about experience.

    July 8, 2008 01:14 pm at 1:14 pm |
  3. Venus

    And... here they come!

    We welcome you to the "O" Team! Thanks for joining us! We need ya!

    Go Bam!

    July 8, 2008 01:16 pm at 1:16 pm |
  4. Bob Indianapolis, IN

    Take that, all you punk PUMAs out there in Amnesia Land...

    July 8, 2008 01:16 pm at 1:16 pm |
  5. Freida, NYC

    I still will NOT vote for Obama. I do not care who joins him period.

    Hillary or McCain end of story.

    July 8, 2008 01:17 pm at 1:17 pm |
  6. Denise P Quinton

    This is one woman who will never cast a vote for OBAMA, he is not qualified to lead this nation. The DNC will be in for a huge surprise when November comes around and they cannot figure out why they lost their bid for the White House.

    July 8, 2008 01:19 pm at 1:19 pm |
  7. joann

    Frieda, neither will I -Obama never did anything for me. He never made me feel warm and cozy. I just think the college students started a "band wagon" effect. They want to say "hey I'm not racist – see I'm voting for a 1/2 black man". He is flip flopping all over the place now and he's not going to pull those troops out like he promised and he's not accepting public financing like he promised. He's a liar.

    July 8, 2008 01:20 pm at 1:20 pm |
  8. Trottier

    So your a Republican Freida... Enjoy your new McCain Supreme Court

    July 8, 2008 01:20 pm at 1:20 pm |
  9. here we go

    Arrogant and hate filled remarks coming from "hillary backers" in 3.... 2....

    July 8, 2008 01:22 pm at 1:22 pm |
  10. Down with Obama

    Are we impressed.....NOT.

    Isn't going to help Obama!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I didn't see any news yesterday about the 300 large Hillary doner/supporters that are NOT falling in line behind Obama....and millions more average Americans are NOT falling in line behind Obama!!!

    July 8, 2008 01:22 pm at 1:22 pm |
  11. Dem

    Don't care who joins his team. Don't care about him buying a puppy for his kids. (adopt a stray from a shelter) Don't care about anymore speeches flaunting his patriotism or any other stupid topic.
    Don't care about him giving his speech in a football field.
    What I do want to hear is how he plans on fixing America.
    So far all I have read pertaining to politics on BHO is how he is flip-flopping on everything he ran on to get the nomination.

    July 8, 2008 01:22 pm at 1:22 pm |
  12. JANE S.

    shame on you-traitor ! jane s.

    July 8, 2008 01:23 pm at 1:23 pm |
  13. Simply_Amazed

    Waaaaa..Freida from NYC. It sounds to me as If you don't get your way, you will take your ball and go home. Just another democrat on ignorance instead of policies....Typical!

    July 8, 2008 01:23 pm at 1:23 pm |
  14. Chi

    Freida, he doesn't need your vote. And guess what? He's still doing very well and highly favored to win.

    July 8, 2008 01:23 pm at 1:23 pm |
  15. Ron

    Well Freida, guess we know who you are voting for in this election.

    The strength of ANY LEADER is based the on the people he/she surrounds themself with and the ability to LISTEN to their advice. Kudos to Senator Obama for continue to but a diverse team of talented people that will reach across boundries. Not everyone on his team came out for him nor to they agree with everything he stands for which is why the make up of his team is so important for the success of our nation.

    July 8, 2008 01:23 pm at 1:23 pm |
  16. Ms. Sims

    @Freida, NYC....well I guess this is the end of the road for ya...We're moving on with or without you.

    All other Hillary supporters WELCOME ABOARD!!!! There's no doubt she will have a place in this administration. Thanks for voting on the issues that matter most. The issues that these candidates stood together on and the American people care about 🙂

    Dems '08

    July 8, 2008 01:23 pm at 1:23 pm |
  17. Nikki, Florida


    I'd rather that traitors like you didn't vote. Going from Hillary to McCain is the most UNAMERICAN thing you could possible do.

    July 8, 2008 01:24 pm at 1:24 pm |
  18. Susan

    Hillary for Vice President so all of her supporters will vote for Obama.

    Obama/Hillary 08

    July 8, 2008 01:24 pm at 1:24 pm |
  19. Doc

    Um let's keep the comment about Hillary out of this, that was yester-campaign! lol She is on the right track now helping the next President get elected.

    I'm a little worried about all these Clinton people coming over to a campaign that was already successful. Riddle me that! Can someone.
    OBAMA 08

    July 8, 2008 01:24 pm at 1:24 pm |
  20. Jay

    not going to work. PUMA!

    never Obama

    July 8, 2008 01:24 pm at 1:24 pm |
  21. J.S.

    He needs Hillary Cllinton herself–not one of her aides. Obama should admit her needs her and allow his ego and that of his campaign managers to deflate some

    July 8, 2008 01:24 pm at 1:24 pm |
  22. susie

    Go as an Independent, Hillary!!! You could win this election.

    July 8, 2008 01:24 pm at 1:24 pm |
  23. Clinton's supporter from San Diego

    I don't like disloyal peolple and will never vote for Obama.

    July 8, 2008 01:25 pm at 1:25 pm |
  24. Nina DePonca

    At least 50% of feminists were behind Mr. Obama in the primary contests.

    This is great news because it will bring most others onboard.

    Competency +
    Civility +
    Centrist Policy +
    Clear CONCISE Communications +
    Change From Bush-era reactionisms

    = a Winning Obama Team in November 2008

    July 8, 2008 01:25 pm at 1:25 pm |
  25. Patrick Henry, Fort Myers

    I still have to chuckle when I hear the Obama campaign speak of not being in the back pocket of special interests.

    Then they select an "outreach liason" for labor organization, every minority, illegals, farm workers, native Americans.....each group having their own PAC's and donor bank accounts–and their eyes towards influencing the Democratic President.

    I'm sure glad they don't cater to special interests.

    July 8, 2008 01:27 pm at 1:27 pm |
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