WASHINGTON—The Obama campaign is taking on three more Clinton staffers…..the latest hires are Sara Hurwitz, from the Clinton speechwriting shop….Isaac Baker, communications chief for Clinton in Ohio, who will handle similar duties for Obama in the general election contest….and a very strategic hire to smooth over relationships with angry die hard Clinton female supporters……Dana Singiser…director of womens outreach for Clinton, who will work on womens outreach for Obama.
The Obama campaign made it official...
Obama Campaign Announces Dana Singiser as Senior Advisor to Senator Obama
CHICAGO, IL- The Obama campaign announced today that Dana Singiser will be joining the campaign to serve as a Senior Advisor to Senator Obama and will help direct efforts to win the woman’s vote.
“As President, Barack Obama will work to make life better for women. Senator Obama will fight to keep our right to choose, and will work hard to ensure that women are given equal pay for equal work because it is wrong that women still make only 77 cents for every dollar a man makes,” Singiser said. “I am proud to be part of this campaign and I look forward to uniting women throughout this country to help elect Barack Obama President of the United States.”
Prior to joining the campaign, Singiser served as the Director of Women’s Outreach for the Hillary Clinton 2008 campaign. Prior to that, she served as Staff Director of the Senate Democratic Steering and Outreach Committee chaired by Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton. In this capacity, she was charged with building support for Democratic party positions through constituency outreach on behalf of the Democratic caucus. Prior to joining the Senate in 2004, she served as Deputy Political Director for Governor Howard Dean’s campaign.
"I am thrilled that Dana will continue her work with women voters on behalf of Senator Obama," said Senator Clinton. "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."
As a senior advisor to Senator Obama, Singiser will be responsible for the strategic management, development and implementation of a comprehensive national women’s vote program. Singiser will work alongside all of the people who have been helping and volunteering in the women’s program, including Betsy Myers, Chair of Women for Obama, Becky Carroll, National Women’s Field Director and Judy Gold, Women’s Policy Advisor.
This crew is in addition to previous hiring of Patti Solis Doyle, Clinton’s former campaign manager who was jettisoned during the primary who will be chief of staff for Obama’s running mate and Clinton policy chief Neera Tanden, who is advising Obama