Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton --taking steps to put together a 2008 presidential campaign--tapped longtime top aide Patti Solis Doyle to be her campaign manager, according to the Wednesday Washington Post. Doyle, who has been with the New York Democrat since the first Bill Clinton campaign for president, is the sister of Chicago Ald. Danny Solis (25th) and was raised in Pilsen.
Patti Solis Doyle is a charter member of the senator's inner circle. After the 1992 campaign, she moved to the Office of the First Lady. At present she runs Clinton's political operations. The senator has been calling Democrats the past few days to discuss a possible presidential run. I talked to two people who Clinton was calling.
Meanwhile, Sen. Barack Obama is heading to New Hampshire on Sunday--his first visit ever in his life to the Granite State--and I'm told some 100 reporters may be in tow.
This from the Washington Post ......
"The latest move is the choice of longtime adviser Patti Solis Doyle as campaign manager. That follows the recent recruitment of three seasoned political operatives who, if she runs, would play key roles on what is now a rapidly expanding Clinton campaign organization."