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. Rachel

    Come on Obama your grabbing all of Hill's people go ahead and add the top dog herself Hill. You know yah wanna. Dont be scary.

    July 8, 2008 01:31 pm at 1:31 pm |
  2. Conan

    Thats gonna help....

    July 8, 2008 01:31 pm at 1:31 pm |
  3. Jim from IL

    Shame on Rebecca Sinderbrand for being on Obama's payrole!!

    July 8, 2008 01:32 pm at 1:32 pm |
  4. Farrell, Houston, Tx


    July 8, 2008 01:32 pm at 1:32 pm |
  5. Jason

    Frieda, go ahead and vote for McCain. Obama will carry NYC easily. Your vote couldn't mean any less. Fortunately the rest of NYC is more intellegent then that.

    July 8, 2008 01:32 pm at 1:32 pm |
  6. S. Boatman Warrensburg Mo.

    Obama Keeps Adding The Best To His Campaign! The Mccain Camp Keeps Scrambling And Picking Up The Losers!

    July 8, 2008 01:32 pm at 1:32 pm |
  7. Montana is Obama Country

    Maximize our UNITY....


    July 8, 2008 01:32 pm at 1:32 pm |
  8. mitchell hussein martin

    susie.hillary supports barack.she will not run independent.she believes in the democratic party,and is loyal to that party,unlike so many of her supporters.

    July 8, 2008 01:32 pm at 1:32 pm |
  9. Freida, NYC

    To Nikki, Florida

    Voting for Obama is the most "UNAMERICAN THING YOU CAN POSSIBLE DO."

    July 8, 2008 01:33 pm at 1:33 pm |
  10. urbantexan

    supporter from San Diego and Frieda,
    Please don't vote or vote for mccain we don't really give a good rat's patootie what you do with your vote ,oh I got an idea shove that vote !!!!

    July 8, 2008 01:33 pm at 1:33 pm |
  11. Chuck

    It's a PAID job. How is this news?


    July 8, 2008 01:33 pm at 1:33 pm |
  12. Blayze Kohime

    @ "Clinton's supporter from San Diego"
    This has nothing to do with disloyalty. She joined his team with Hilary Clinton's blessing. That's called 'joining forces', not 'betraying'.
    It seems to be that the comments from the people that still want to vote for Hilary are especially hateful, almost half as bad as the comments from some McCain supporters even. Maybe you should calm down and think about things in a more calm manner, realizing that if you truly support Hilary you should support the path she has chosen, and that is to make Obama President. His supporters are not your enemy and never were.

    July 8, 2008 01:33 pm at 1:33 pm |
  13. Yvonne in MO

    That's WONDERFUL!

    July 8, 2008 01:33 pm at 1:33 pm |
  14. doris

    To Freida, NYC - who gives a rat's behind if you don' vote for Obama. The Obama supporters are not going lose any sleep over it. We're really sick and tired of people like you making that stupid statement. WE DON'T CARE who you vote for. It is a free country! Obama is going to win anyway because it is his time. Now take that to the bank!

    Obama/Clarke 08

    July 8, 2008 01:33 pm at 1:33 pm |
  15. S. Boatman Warrensburg Mo.

    Another Blow To The Mccain Camp!

    July 8, 2008 01:33 pm at 1:33 pm |
  16. Cathy in MD

    Freida, NYC and the rest ... Don't be so irresponsible. Hillary is not in the running anymore, and voting for McCain to make a point is like cutting off your nose to spite your face – extremely damaging, ineffective and irreversible. People who really care about the future of this country will vote for Obama, not McCain ... period. Do the right thing. Obama '08.

    July 8, 2008 01:34 pm at 1:34 pm |
  17. Belle2

    Doesn't matter; I will not vote for the Democratic version of Bush. Obama is, after all, the real Bush-like candidate (not McCain). He has no experience (W had a bit more than Obama but not much) and he is just as arrogant. This country needs a good President who could bring about change similar to that of the Clinton years. It is a shame that we have to choose between Obama and McCain.

    July 8, 2008 01:34 pm at 1:34 pm |
  18. Change is coming !

    Freida and the rest of you die hard Hillary supporters..

    Grow up and Get over it. Dont cut off your nose to spite your face.
    I know children that behave more maturely than you guys.

    Obama 08/12

    July 8, 2008 01:34 pm at 1:34 pm |
  19. Tim

    I would bet that 3/4 of the people who say "I support Hillary and would never vote for Obama." are wolves in sheep's clothing and never were Hillary supporters. So don't even take the bait. If they do feel that way, then why try to debate with a crazy person? Has that ever worked?

    July 8, 2008 01:34 pm at 1:34 pm |
  20. Oscar Wilton

    I don't mind when someone doesn't agree with his policies or issues, but i feel that the simple minded people that are following the 'scary seeds' planted by the right wingers are just falling in line like lemmings. This man did not rise to the top because his father was president, he worked for it and helped the city of Chicago tremendously(look into it). I can't stand the politics of fear. Even after 8 YEARS of this mess we are in, there are still people who will 'stay the course' and won't acknowledge that they made a mistake voting for Bush, who will go down as the worst president in American history.

    July 8, 2008 01:34 pm at 1:34 pm |
  21. aware

    Give it up Dana!

    Women scorned will never vote for Obama and many disillusioned men won't either!

    On to Denver people. The media created and anointed, arrogant, egomaniac Obama is not fit to be president of the USA. 🙁

    Don't encourage Obama's lust for power and phony grab for attention by paying for Mile High Stadium with a seating capacity of 75,000. He is only the presumptive nominee!

    July 8, 2008 01:34 pm at 1:34 pm |
  22. ARB

    obama rocks!

    July 8, 2008 01:34 pm at 1:34 pm |
  23. mt, ct

    I do not like these swings to other candidate if the one is out. I like Hillary, and will not change my mind. Sorry to all the pushers..
    Well, people can do what they want, I want to be left alone with my decision. I have the spine.
    As independent I do not really care about parties, I want the best for this country, as of now, I do not think either of these 2 will do it.
    Hillary was the best. I truly do think so.

    July 8, 2008 01:35 pm at 1:35 pm |
  24. Freida, NYC

    And to Chi,

    Obama does need my vote and the votes of all the Hillary supporters that will not back him in the fall. He will not win without us, so shut up already!

    July 8, 2008 01:35 pm at 1:35 pm |
  25. Marlo Stansfield

    and here comes the puma horde with their petulant, child-like posts-

    pledging their dozens and dozens of votes to McCain! Dozens, I say!

    July 8, 2008 01:35 pm at 1:35 pm |
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