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. karen-phoenix

    Yea Obama!!!! Yes We Can!!!!

    July 8, 2008 01:27 pm at 1:27 pm |
  2. Independent Man

    Way to go Democrats – let's all come together for the GREATER good!! Now, come on Independents and disgruntle Republicans, let's get the best hope for America in office......Barack Obama!

    July 8, 2008 01:27 pm at 1:27 pm |
  3. Vicki

    I will not vote for the Dem for the 1st time since I was 18 yrs old and was able to vote. I wish they had a lever that stated NONE OF THE ABOVE

    July 8, 2008 01:27 pm at 1:27 pm |
  4. Jimbo

    Get a life Freida!

    July 8, 2008 01:28 pm at 1:28 pm |
  5. rw md

    I'm suprised she is still willing to help the little flip flop artist.
    One reason he beat her is the Iraq thing and now he's sounding
    like John McAcain twin.
    I was going to back him because she's behind him but with all
    these flip flops, I count at least 4 or 5 major ones, he's saying
    what it takes to get elected, anything, good speeches, no
    substance, I'm staying home in november.

    July 8, 2008 01:28 pm at 1:28 pm |
  6. Hillary Backer for McCain

    I am a hard core PUMA for life. I am rasing my kids to be proud PUMAs and we will rail raod any chance that Elitests educated people become president. We are 18 million strong and live in Ohio, south PA, and west VA and most of Apalachia which are key states.

    PUMA Power!

    July 8, 2008 01:28 pm at 1:28 pm |
  7. NIck

    Your just mad that your canidate lost so you are costing the vote of the democratic ticket. Hilary and Obama are so identical. I voted for hilary but i understand that obama is still an inspirational change prophet. Get over teh whole "Obamas not reaching out to us!" WAAA, why should he pay attention to one peticular group that wont make a difference? Get over your stupid ego and just vote democrat!

    July 8, 2008 01:28 pm at 1:28 pm |
  8. S. Boatman Warrensburg Mo.


    July 8, 2008 01:29 pm at 1:29 pm |
  9. Gary

    how is this news? it would be more news if she jumped party lines and went to McCain

    July 8, 2008 01:29 pm at 1:29 pm |
  10. willowood

    Please try to hold the hateful comments on this website. It's the "WE" that will build our country up again. It really won't matter who is in the White House as long as "WE" hold them accountable. It is in the long run all about what "WE" do. I would like CNN to require full names and e-mail addresses shown to be able to post comments. Anonymity allows such bizarre and off the cuff comments to be seen. Please think about what we are all saying. It doesn't help to create more division.

    July 8, 2008 01:29 pm at 1:29 pm |
  11. Jason

    Freida- why? What is so wrong with Obama that you would choose to vote for McCain? As a woman, you should know that he has an abismal voting record on issues that relate directly to you: he opposed an equal pay bill for women, he supports overturning Roe v. Wade, he opposes comprehensive sex ed, he opposed requiring insurance coverage of prescription birth control, he opposed Title X, the nation's family planning program. Not to mention he cheated on his wife to be with Cindy McCain.

    The list goes on. How can your options be two diametrically opposed individuals?

    July 8, 2008 01:29 pm at 1:29 pm |
  12. curtis

    Excellent decision, it will take the bright minds of of both campaigns to achieve victory for the democractic party.

    July 8, 2008 01:29 pm at 1:29 pm |
  13. mitchell hussein martin

    freida,nyc.we dont want you if you are dumb.

    July 8, 2008 01:29 pm at 1:29 pm |
  14. christian

    And thats why ur a moron, Freida.

    July 8, 2008 01:29 pm at 1:29 pm |
  15. jon

    power to the great people of the usa

    July 8, 2008 01:30 pm at 1:30 pm |
  16. Jeff, IA

    Freida I mean no disrespect, but I feel sorry for you. You are so narrow minded that you are willing to put McCain into the Whitehouse simply because Sen. Clinton lost? I think that is terrible, anything would be better than four more years of Bush-like policies for this country. I sincerely hope that by November you have changed your mind.

    July 8, 2008 01:30 pm at 1:30 pm |
  17. Kim, Studio City, CA

    Unless Hillary is VP, Obama will not get my vote or my money!
    By the way, BOB, much to your disappointment...this PUMA is
    thirty, married with children, and an attorney. Your fantasy that all Clinton supporters are senior citizens, retired, or gay is hogwash. Plus, Obama better hope that he gets the senior citizen vote and the gay vote. Bob, get a life. Obama won, but Hillary is still the better candidate. This last week has proven just how inexperienced Obama is. Hopefully, the DNC will recognize the truth, and put Hillary on the ticket so that Obama will have help in running the country. He will need it if he wants to be a two term President.

    July 8, 2008 01:30 pm at 1:30 pm |
  18. Peter

    If you PUMA people are serious, you are truly misguided.

    How can 4 (or 8) years of McCain make sense to you? Even Hillary said her differences with Obama are nothing compared to her differences with McCain.

    I hope you are just a bunch of "undercover" Republicans.

    July 8, 2008 01:30 pm at 1:30 pm |
  19. Anonymous

    Freida in NYC:

    It is true that it is your right to vote for whomever you choose, but I for the life of me can not understand your stance of Hillary or McCain end of story. These are two individuals that have nothing in common as far as ideals go but just for spite you would vote for a totally different party. That is just sad............

    July 8, 2008 01:30 pm at 1:30 pm |
  20. Ricka

    Democrats are in it to win the election in November. It is time to move on and forget the past. We cannot change the past nor live in the past. It is just what it says it is: the past. As Senator Obama and Clinton came together to win as a party, so must the people. God bless America.

    July 8, 2008 01:31 pm at 1:31 pm |
  21. Simon

    Clinton supporters who refuse not to vote for Obama should just come out and say I'm a racist instead of the BS about his policies because 95% of Clinton and Obama's policies are similar.

    July 8, 2008 01:31 pm at 1:31 pm |
  22. Janet Jacme

    Team Obama –

    Keep banging away and you'll get the majority of the thinking women.

    You'll bring more 18 to 24 year olds to the voting boths than ever before.

    You've energized the Democratic base

    You're pulling Indepedents & Republicans that have tired of the rhetoric and divissive ways of the current administration and its proxies.

    If you stay on message and pursue McCain RELENTLESSLY, he will fall.

    Your coalition is simply too broad and too strong. Don't go soft on us.

    July 8, 2008 01:31 pm at 1:31 pm |
  23. PT

    Freida, NYC

    July 8, 2008 01:31 pm at 1:31 pm |
  24. Bill From Florida

    You may have some Clinton supporters going over to Obama, but
    more will Not. I do not trust this man, he flip flops more than a fish
    out of water and this is only the beginning. He is so cocky he makes my skin crawl. He is buying his way into the presidency.SHAME ,SHAME on the american people for even thinking
    of putting this man and his anti american wife in the white house.

    July 8, 2008 01:31 pm at 1:31 pm |
  25. Susan

    Hopefull, she will bring in more of Clinton's supporters. While they feelings may be bruised, by voting for McBush, they spit at everything that Sen. Clinton stands for!

    July 8, 2008 01:31 pm at 1:31 pm |
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