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. Sharon

    I think it is customary for people on one campaign to go to another campaign after the primary. The only thing about this was Patty Solis Doyle who was let go and then landed the VP Chief of Staff when there is not a VP yet. Its makes me think that Obama wants a spy on board and I think she could have been a spy planted in Hillary 's campaign. If this is so she is a traitor. Remember we are talking about arrogant Obama – it would not surprise me. He would do anything at any cost to win.

    July 8, 2008 01:49 pm at 1:49 pm |
  2. Marcus B

    P.U.M.A. is a bunch of rebellious brats! Who cares who they vote for? Vote for McCain....he needs rebound voters like you PUMA chumps to keep this race exciting. Without your votes, Obama could take a nap until November and still win! If Hillary sees the importance in voting a Democrat into the White House, why can't her 18,000,000 supporters? I know, because they want to be part of a stupid organization that is not going to make a grain of difference in the end!

    OBAMA/SEBELIUS 2008-2016!!!!!!!

    July 8, 2008 01:49 pm at 1:49 pm |
  3. Kathy

    HRC supporters who have such difficulty accepting Obama's candidacy seem to have problems which go beyond politics into issues of self acceptance and interpersonal conflicts. Pity them. They present such a hateful face. Obama supporters need to move on down the road in the company of genuine Democrats, including those who originally supported the other fine presidential candidates, all of whom now express committed support for Barack Obama.

    July 8, 2008 01:49 pm at 1:49 pm |
  4. Shawn, Takoma Park, MD

    Any Hillary supporter who is even considering supporting McCain is a freaking IDIOT. I'm done indulging their selfishness, stupidity and craziness, and I am thrilled they are leaving the Democratic party since it's obvious they have no Democratic values and ONLY voted for Hillary because she's a woman.

    Bye PUMAs. Don't let the door hit yer big ol' butts on the way out!

    July 8, 2008 01:50 pm at 1:50 pm |
  5. dennis from chicago

    i hear o bama is going to do the sermon on the mount..... the DNC needs money and he wastes it on a 3 million dollar rent bill... go figure.....true leadership this event occurs on martin luther kings I HAVE A DREAM king o bama he will give you change after he breaks your dollar.....wake up america vote YOUR BRAINS NOT YOUR HOPES OR DREAMS OF WHAT IF.... WHAT IF .....

    July 8, 2008 01:50 pm at 1:50 pm |
  6. Brandon Hillary PUMA for Mc Cain-Pa

    Women are alone in their defections to Mc Cain....keep trying obama you may not need a majority but you do need Hillarys demcratic men too.

    Maybe bambi should start a puma outreach group as well.....oh sorry my votes or the 2 million member of Puma do not count eithier because bambi will have so many new voters that we wont matter

    LOL will see

    July 8, 2008 01:50 pm at 1:50 pm |
  7. Lisa

    I still believe Hillary will win the nomination, do I need professional help?

    July 8, 2008 01:50 pm at 1:50 pm |
  8. Rob

    Hillary or McCain. nobody else....

    July 8, 2008 01:50 pm at 1:50 pm |
  9. Carol

    Why do Hillary supporters want her on the ticket as VP? It’s a do little job and she’d lose her Senate seat. How many VP’s have gone on to be elected President? Not many.

    July 8, 2008 01:51 pm at 1:51 pm |
  10. Onlooker, WA

    Freida being a Republican is your right so don't let the Democrats say otherwise. Just curious, why are you making remarks in this forum?

    July 8, 2008 01:51 pm at 1:51 pm |
  11. ladyc

    when you have some much hate you can't think clear the only reason

    you don"t OBAMA is because he is BLACK Remember GOD IS THE



    July 8, 2008 01:52 pm at 1:52 pm |
  12. Hussein

    Freida, NYC ... these are not Obama Supporters . .they are Loyal & True Democrats ......... Obama supporters were for the Primaries now they are supporting the Democratic Party's Nominee .....

    Democrats 08!!!!!!!!!

    PUMA = IDIOTS!!!!!

    July 8, 2008 01:52 pm at 1:52 pm |
  13. J

    Obama's message is about change. Hillary is the exact opposite of that. She is practically a slave to lobbyists and special interests. She lost, she's out, be grateful.

    July 8, 2008 01:52 pm at 1:52 pm |
  14. JB

    PUMA is American. To be allowed to act that dumb, is exactly what we protect.

    If Hillary ran as an Independent, it would ensure a McCain victory. Neither Shrillary or Obama would stand a chance.

    And finally, I would love to hear from a PUMA member: How exactly was Hillary treated unfairly? How was the election stolen from her?

    Be specific! You throw out these absurd accusations, but never explain them. I would argue that Obama played by the rules, and won fair and square.

    Oh and one more thing: All you women out there screaming for Sebilius or Clinton – DO YOU REALIZE THAT IS GENDERISM!! I thought you wanted everyone to be treated fairly, and yet you clearly don't care about anything other than their gender!!!!!! Hypocrites!

    July 8, 2008 01:53 pm at 1:53 pm |
  15. Amerika the beautiful

    Hillary ran against a young, inexperienced, totally untested and unqualified person. Just because he is half black- and HRC had the audacity to run anyway- that made HER a racist.

    Obama ran against a strong, smart, highly qualified, experienced person. Since she was middle aged, white and a woman- THAT MUST THEN mean he is ageist, reverse-racist, sexist and mysogynist.

    All you lying, racist, sexist hypocrits for Obama who trashed and bashed the BEST PERSON out of the race.

    July 8, 2008 01:53 pm at 1:53 pm |
  16. ERD in NC

    Hang on, how in the world is it 'Unamerican' to vote for McCain instead of Obama if you are a Hillary Clinton supporter? Unwise, potentially, but unamerican?

    July 8, 2008 01:54 pm at 1:54 pm |
  17. Sandy

    Lisa, yes dear...you need professional help.

    July 8, 2008 01:54 pm at 1:54 pm |
  18. saga4obama

    to Clinton's supporter from San Diego, Freida, NYC ever stop to think is McCain were to win, what are you going to tell your kids in 4 years? a vote for McCain is like watching your child playing with the stove and not saying anything to make him/her stop before they Burn themselves.
    Google McCain:Keating 5, the McCain Bill (how he stopped families from getting info about their POWs), USS Forrestal 1967, Abortion rights, Vicki Iseman," the man John McCain chose to be his "Hispanic Outreach Director." Juan Hernandez is a self-certified traitor", the Rothschild donation, giving up Military Information as a POW, "He has promoted illegal amnesty for millions of illegal aliens", 6 top advisers are big oil lobbyist," His McCain-Feingold bill has destroyed much of the rights of people to take part in the political process the way they see fit. This bill remains unConstitutional and a major affront to the First Amendment protections on the right of free speech. "
    John McCain has "experience...but it is all DIRTY. think of your kids, think of our country. please stop the selfish hate that will destroy our country with a McCain Administration

    July 8, 2008 01:54 pm at 1:54 pm |
  19. Tee from Florida

    I agree with you Didine

    July 8, 2008 01:55 pm at 1:55 pm |
  20. Unempressed

    McCain will wet women's rights back 50 yrs and has no healthcare, economic or social security plan.

    I love Hillary supporters, but voting for McCain is just self inflicting and dumb.

    July 8, 2008 01:55 pm at 1:55 pm |
  21. lOIS


    Yes, you need more than professional HELP

    July 8, 2008 01:55 pm at 1:55 pm |
  22. Clark Kent

    Time to Unite !

    Clinton said for herself Obama's the best candidate –

    Are you saying she's lying??????????

    July 8, 2008 01:56 pm at 1:56 pm |
  23. Robert

    Obama is a cheat....and will loose in a landslide! Then all the traitors like this one will just have to go find new careers. The DNC is debating about putting Clinton on the ballot. It is because she would win and their 'boy' would loose. Obama is unelectable and that is all the DNC should be looking at. Welcome President McCain.

    July 8, 2008 01:56 pm at 1:56 pm |
  24. mike

    Honesty and Itegrity are not in Obamas vocabulary. I will back Mac.

    July 8, 2008 01:57 pm at 1:57 pm |
  25. John from PA

    If McCain wins. We may get into another WAR with Iran. We can't afford yet another 10 year of stagnation and failed policies.

    July 8, 2008 01:57 pm at 1:57 pm |
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