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. Sandra

    Beware of republicans acting like Hillary's supporters in order to sink the democratic ship. Democrats should UNITE! That's what make our democratic party what it is; never forget. Don't be fooled.

    July 8, 2008 01:41 pm at 1:41 pm |
  2. Thomas Happ

    I fail to see what is similar between McCain and Hillary.

    July 8, 2008 01:41 pm at 1:41 pm |
  3. John from PA

    Freida, NYC.

    Then if McCain wins. We could blame another failed term on people like like yourself. Get over it and lets move together to get country back on track.

    July 8, 2008 01:41 pm at 1:41 pm |
  4. Nick

    I love how the Hillarites speak as if they hold some key of power, take a midol and get over it, she was a horrible candidate, and she got what she deserved, we don't need you votes, this is why women weren't allowed to vote until the 20's, the politicans knew what was gonna happen, thank you very much Susan B. Anthony, your sufferage movement only shows why it shouldn't have happened, my sister is one of you sore losers and yes, I speak to her that way

    July 8, 2008 01:41 pm at 1:41 pm |
  5. BKLYN

    To Freida, NYC

    That's ok because there are a lot of other New Yorkers who will vote for him!!!!

    July 8, 2008 01:41 pm at 1:41 pm |
  6. CW4Barak

    Finally! Welcome to the winning team....you could have chosen to go anywhere else but you chose us....thank you all!!

    July 8, 2008 01:41 pm at 1:41 pm |
  7. Kenneth M.

    Statements like: Hillary or McCain end of story. Should be shouted down.

    July 8, 2008 01:41 pm at 1:41 pm |
  8. Griff

    July 8th, 2008 1:36 pm ET
    Your comment is awaiting moderation.
    Who care's it wont help him. This guy will never be a leader of anything. But the Black King… There ios no place for a guy in Real Government: Who wasn't born i n the USA, who really knows where this guy was born. Call this guy anything the Blacks think is Bias, and your a Racist….. The Blacks have this idea this is their right, even though he is a Foreigner. That never served his eleged country in any way…. He will be gone after November, and good ridance…../.

    July 8, 2008 01:42 pm at 1:42 pm |
  9. Stephanie

    Chi – McCain doesn't need your vote either. Check out AOL's straw poll, he's get plenty of them without you!

    July 8, 2008 01:42 pm at 1:42 pm |
  10. Joe - Chicago, IL

    Ah yes Clinton's supporter from San Francisco, its so disloyal for Clintons former backers and staffers to continue with their political lives by working for a candidate that Clinton herself endorsed.

    July 8, 2008 01:42 pm at 1:42 pm |
  11. Independent

    You PUMA posters are so out of touch that I roll over and crack up laughing each time I see your posts! WOW!

    July 8, 2008 01:42 pm at 1:42 pm |
  12. John in Columbus Ohio

    All the people who say "Hillary or McCain" may as well be saying "Whites only in the White House".

    What views do Hillary and McCain have even remotely in common? What makes somebody think "Well, if I can't vote for Hillary, I'll vote for McCain, his positions are pretty close to hers". Not a flipping one. The only thing they have in common is that they occasionally try to act like moderates, and they've gone drinking together.

    There are only two reasons to say "Hillary or McCain": petty hateful sore-loser spite, and petty hateful racism. Grow up. Get out of the 50s.

    July 8, 2008 01:42 pm at 1:42 pm |
  13. Cindy

    Nikki, how dare you? How dare you tell anyone that how they choose to vote is UNAMERICAN. It may not be what YOU like so I'm sure you would rather the "traitors" stay home, but the people who have turned to the PUMA movement , those who feel more loyalty to country than party, those who feel that a nominee was shoved down their throats by the DNC rather than selected by the voters, those people are just as much Americans as anyone else, and guess what? They still get to vote and have a say in who leads this country. THAT, my dear, is the American way.

    July 8, 2008 01:42 pm at 1:42 pm |
  14. Marilyn, Kansas

    To "Clinton's supporter from San Diego":
    I guess you do not like Hilary Clinton because even SHE is campaigning for Barack Obama!! LOL!!

    Obama 2008 & 2012!!

    July 8, 2008 01:42 pm at 1:42 pm |
  15. Freida, NYC

    Typical of Obama supporters!

    July 8, 2008 01:42 pm at 1:42 pm |
  16. Chi

    Eat your hearts out PUMA folks. Barack is getting at least 5 new across-the-aisle votes for each PUMA vote going for MArchaic.

    July 8, 2008 01:42 pm at 1:42 pm |
  17. saga4obama

    i like Hillary, respect her dedication, intelligence and her honor to this country...i think she is a great politician and a wonderful woman...now that being said i was and am really disgusted with SOME of her supporters. seeing her speeches and hearing the way the crowds booed Mr. Obama like they were a bunch off savages really turned me off. their inability to see that these two people caused a revolution in American history is dishartening. and still, it is groups like PUMA who are turning that very Revolution into a Civil War...and what a shame. Obama might not have the :"experience" Mrs Clinton has, but he did win...and before you even say anything, the truth is it should not have even been close if Mrs. Clinton had soooo much over Mr. Obama.
    you people talk about Obama used ace, sexist, cheated, was disrespectful blahblahblah...i have asked time and time again to prove your point and nothing. when was he all those things you say he was? what debt? what speech did he put Mrs. Clinton down? the Annie Oakley thing? is that it? but dont worry, for those of you who are bitter she lost, i am making a donation to help her end her debt in your Bitter Honor. and those of you now with Obama, welcome (((HRCS))) hugs

    July 8, 2008 01:42 pm at 1:42 pm |
  18. Jessie

    I think it is so funny that Fox Noise would hire Howard Wolfson, knowing how much he hates Barack. That is the best job for him to get in order to continue to attack Barack, since we know that Fox's main goal is to stop Barack from winning the presidency, which they will not succeed.

    Okay, so Howard loses and Barack wins. Good guys always finish last, and Barack will finish with a bang.

    Obama 08

    July 8, 2008 01:43 pm at 1:43 pm |
  19. Didine

    Beware of republicans acting like Hillary's supporters.

    July 8, 2008 01:43 pm at 1:43 pm |
  20. MIT Student


    Voters like you show how most Americans do not vote on issues, but make their decisions on uninformed, superficial matters. Clinton and Obama's positions were almost identical, while McCain's Republican policies are miles away.

    Let's continue moving backwards, funding this war on terror, and moving into a deeper recession!! Mccain/Bush!!

    July 8, 2008 01:43 pm at 1:43 pm |
  21. Syl

    I am now offically and "Indenpendent" voter...after 40 yrs of faithful democratic party voting...I will not vote for obama without Hillary, period.

    July 8, 2008 01:43 pm at 1:43 pm |
  22. doc

    i am a very reluctant obama supporter, not happy with him but not completely ready to sign onboard if he chooses not to have Hillary as his vp, I could still look at McCain if he picks a moderate Repub. I'm not happy with either guy I'll see in November which one is best for mainstream voter call me reluctant and non committed.......

    July 8, 2008 01:44 pm at 1:44 pm |
  23. Tristan

    The PUMA people have become a negligible group of hate-breeding rabble-rousers and losers. Period.

    July 8, 2008 01:44 pm at 1:44 pm |
  24. Kelly - Virginia

    Freida is a fake who needs attention..pay no attention to IT.

    July 8, 2008 01:44 pm at 1:44 pm |
  25. Doris,Memphis,TN

    Hillary 's supporters are strange.
    Freida and her sisters should stop blaming Senator Obama
    because Senator Clinton loss. She simply got too negative,
    Bill hurt her and the rest is history!
    Obama does not have a lot of baggage.
    The Democratics have spoken.
    We want Barack Obama! Stop whinning!

    July 8, 2008 01:44 pm at 1:44 pm |
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