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 from Charlottesville

    What's a PUMA?

    July 8, 2008 01:44 pm at 1:44 pm |
  2. johnr

    Obama is a looser. He will say what ever he needs to say, depending on the group he is in front of. Clearly, no one can trust any of his 'campaign" promises – he hasn't even made it out of the campaign yet and his word is worth nothing already.
    He is a slick tongued speaker but he has no substance.
    Wake up America – this guy is a disaster.

    July 8, 2008 01:44 pm at 1:44 pm |
  3. TheTruthHurts

    Blah, Blah, Blah. For all those fixated on Hillary Clinton (negatively or positively), you will likely get what you deserve. We should be moving forward. Life will move forward. Hillary Clinton is a good leader and worthy senator. She is not going to be the nominee. Both her detractors and supporters need to move beyond it or miss the larger picture that WILL impact their lives.

    Righteous indignation on either side is going to be proven POINTLESS.

    July 8, 2008 01:45 pm at 1:45 pm |
  4. Republican For Obama

    I am happy to see more people for the Clinton team join team Obama. As a Republican, I was impressed with the Democratic battle and I am happy to say that I will be voting for a Obama this year.

    Republicans For Obama

    July 8, 2008 01:45 pm at 1:45 pm |
  5. Il voter

    if these clinton advisors were so good, then why didnt she win?

    July 8, 2008 01:46 pm at 1:46 pm |
  6. JohnBoy

    Tax the rich and pay off Hillarys debt.

    July 8, 2008 01:46 pm at 1:46 pm |
  7. michael

    Once again, you Obama supporters are showing how nasty you really are. I just don't get it. If you hate Hillary, fine, but please knock off the disrespectful comments aimed toward her. She does not deserve it........at all! That's why so many of her supporters feel such animosity.
    If you want her supporters to vote Obama you better start acting more civil.

    July 8, 2008 01:47 pm at 1:47 pm |
  8. lorraine

    I feel the same way that lots of the Hillary supporters feel and that is cheated, she should of won, he stole her ideas, he constantly critisized her over her voting for the war in Iraq, now that he needs Hillary to sway her followers he is saying how great she is??? To me this is two faced and I do not like two faced people either.

    July 8, 2008 01:47 pm at 1:47 pm |
  9. Tee from Florida

    Freida, I don't believe you were a Clinton backer in the beginning. I think you are someone that wants McCain to win and you are trying to bolster up support for him. If you were a Clinton backer, you would know that there were not many stark differences in Obama.s policies. So nice try.....Vote for McCain and when things are rougher than they are now keep on spewing your hate cause thats all you will have left.

    July 8, 2008 01:47 pm at 1:47 pm |
  10. Rita


    Keep your vote, we don't need it. We will win and will be in Washigton, D.C. in January for the inaugural.

    Obama 08

    July 8, 2008 01:47 pm at 1:47 pm |
  11. Sola Adedokun

    I cannot understand why some Hillary supporters keep threatening they would vote for McCain over Obama. Hillary and McCain are like Oil and Water- they don't mix . Those people are either bad loosers or without principle. Obama and Hillary are doing their best to keep the party together.
    Think about this – what if you vote for McCain in November but Obama wins? You will will be angry with yourself for the next 4 years or 8 years.

    July 8, 2008 01:47 pm at 1:47 pm |

    Hahaha.. Dam she just spit in the face of those stupid Puma idiots. You Puma ppl are worse than the scum on the seashore. Why don't all you cry baby Puma idiots go vote for MCcain believe me he needs your help to win this election. Hahaha its just so funny to see these ppl get slammed every week and than they come running to the blog forums crying how they not gonna vote for Obama (LOL)..

    July 8, 2008 01:47 pm at 1:47 pm |
  13. Nancy

    Republicans are really busy poising as HC supporters...
    Must be frustrating to have to resort to fraud, all b'se your candidate does not stand a chance...
    Obama supporters don't be comment rudely on the frauds, the true HC supporters will come around when they are ready... No worries.

    July 8, 2008 01:47 pm at 1:47 pm |
  14. Is that the tide I hear turning?

    The Gallup Poll has Obama now only up by two points over McCain – 46%-44%. Interesting.

    July 8, 2008 01:47 pm at 1:47 pm |
  15. Lake Michigan

    Clinton supporter from San Diego, we don't need disloyal people like you who pretend to be democrats and aren't. We don't need your vote, so go cry in a corner somewhere or get some therapy.

    July 8, 2008 01:47 pm at 1:47 pm |
  16. PEGGY

    Freida, NYC

    People, give Freida, of NYC a break, poor dear, she must be in her 80's or 90's who do not love change.
    Individuals like her comes like the FARC. If she was a true democrat, then she should know how hard Hilasry worked to gain those 18 mil supporters. Obama is a democrat, and because he won the nominee, poor Freida is sad. God bless the young people who can see and knows better.

    Individuals like Freida, and all those negative democratics who are or thinking of staying home, in the final stage of voting in N ovember, do so, because you are all old folks who do not like change, and I truly belive, it is the colour of the man's skin which you hate.

    I only hope whenever one of you do need a doctor or a nurse, and they are no other doctors around, other than a black doctor, you behave the same way, and say, you rather die than be touched by a black doctor or nurse.

    July 8, 2008 01:48 pm at 1:48 pm |
  17. Sandy

    PUMAs...do as you please, we can win without you. But just know that had Clinton gotten the nomination I'm sure you wouldn't have had many Obama supporters saying they wouldn't vote for her. But since you all are determined to not vote for Obama, you can kiss Clinton's chances of ever winning a national election goodbye. His supporters will never support her if you do that to their candidate. Grow up, you are acting like children throwing a temper tantrum. This is politics, not a popularity contest in High School. Your position is blatantly clear to all, you are prepared to cut off your own nose to spite your face. McCain doesn't share Clinton's position on ANY of the important issues.

    July 8, 2008 01:48 pm at 1:48 pm |
  18. You should have voted for Hillary!!!

    The guys a joke. He is flip flopping all over the place. Obama led you all like sheep to the slaughter. Now I hope you all choke on him!!! You deserve each other!

    July 8, 2008 01:48 pm at 1:48 pm |
  19. Time to move on

    This election is not about candidates but about the good people of USA,and the voice of people is OBAMA.Power to the people.
    OBAMA 08

    July 8, 2008 01:48 pm at 1:48 pm |
  20. Susan from Scotts Valley, CA

    It just goes to show you that the campaigns are uniting and that Barack is serious about wanting to reach out to Hillary's voters. And Hillary's endorsement of this move, reinforces her commitment to electing Barack. That's a good thing.

    If Hillary doesn't see her as a traitor, why should any of you. Despite your anger, folks, Hillary and Barack are on the same team. You can't be a traitor if you're still working for the same team.

    July 8, 2008 01:48 pm at 1:48 pm |
  21. Chi

    Right on, The Truth!

    July 8, 2008 01:48 pm at 1:48 pm |
  22. MIchelle via Canada

    Roe v Wade gone...need I say more.

    July 8, 2008 01:48 pm at 1:48 pm |
  23. Living in the USA

    Obama doesn't need those bitter Hiliary backers, he has made it this far without them, DUH!!!!!!!!!!!! Go Obama GO!!!!!

    July 8, 2008 01:48 pm at 1:48 pm |
  24. carolflowery

    i guess she is just following the money~~~~~show her the money

    July 8, 2008 01:49 pm at 1:49 pm |
  25. Marie in California

    I don't care how many of Hillary's people jump in the tank with Obama, or even if Hillary is on the ticket as VP, he will still not get my vote. I am totally disgusted with how the DNC handed Obama the nomination on a silver platter, and I no longer feel they have any integrity and I sure as heck don't trust them any more. Also, I won't be a party to prolonging their stupidity and audacity (wasn't that Obama's word?).

    Besides, I've always been a centrist/moderate, and Obama is waaaay too Far Left, at the ultra-extreme, for my taste.

    Formerly a lifelong Democrat.....now a brand new Republican.

    Hillary or McCain – 2008

    July 8, 2008 01:49 pm at 1:49 pm |
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