WASHINGTON-Hillary Rodham Clinton deputy campaign manager Mike Henry resigned on Tuesday, following the departure of campaign chief Patti Solis Doyle and the growing strength of Barack Obama. Obama was projected to win Virginia on Tuesday, with Maryland and the District of Columbia not yet called.
In a note to the staff, Henry said, "Our campaign needs to move quickly to build a new leadership team, support them and their decisions and make the necessary adjustments to achieve the winning outcome for which we have all worked so hard for over a year now."
Henry was one of the first hires on the Clinton team more than a year ago.
Click below for Henry's note......
February 12, 2008
I just wanted to let you know about a decision I've made.
Yesterday I made the decision to leave the campaign. Out of respect for Maggie and her new leadership team I thought it was the best thing to do. As someone who has managed campaigns, I share the unique understanding of the challenges that the campaign will face over the next several weeks. Our campaign needs to move quickly to build a new leadership team, support them and their decisions and make the necessary adjustments to achieve the winning outcome for which we have all worked so hard for over a year now.
I also want to thank everyone for the opportunity to work with each one of you, establish friendships, and I will always fondly remember the camaraderie that I have build with so many people on this staff. You all are so talented and it has been a pleasure to work with you. You have made this journey so much fun and rewarding. Thank you.
It has been an honor to work for Senator Clinton on her presidential campaign. I remain steadfast in my belief that Senator Clinton is the most qualified and most prepared person to be the next president of the United States and my support of her candidacy remains as strong as ever.
Good luck and I hope to see you soon.