Monday, December 04, 2006

Looks Like Hillary Is Entering the Race for 2008

From Forbes:

Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton has hired a national fundraising director and a senior campaign spokesman, the latest sign the Democrat is moving quickly toward a likely 2008 presidential bid.

Phil Singer, a veteran of Sen. John Kerry's 2004 presidential campaign who most recently was spokesman for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, will join the Clinton communications team, her senior adviser Howard Wolfson said.

Wolfson cautioned that Clinton may still decide against a run but that Singer would play a senior role if she becomes a candidate, as expected. "I called him the day after the election," Wolfson acknowledged.

Clinton easily won re-election to the Senate last month. Throughout that campaign, she vowed she would not begin exploring a run for her party's presidential nomination until the midterm elections were over.

Singer, a longtime aide to Clinton's New York Senate colleague, Chuck Schumer, has begun informally advising the Clinton team and will officially join the campaign when she establishes an exploratory committee.

"I'm going to do everything I can to help her if she decides to run. Hopefully, she'll make a decision soon," Singer said.

Sounds like posturing to me. She's in. Read the rest.

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1 comment:

MR said...

Great post, thank you. I've written about a possible Bloomberg '08 candidacy on my blog at I think with his money and smarts--along with the country's yearning for another alternative to the two party system, it might just work for him.