Lynch Still Waiting for Obama’s Call

With Barack Obama is officially considering a run, I was reminded of a report that he was seeking to recruit influential operative and former deputy mayor Bill Lynch to help get his bid off the ground.

Here’s what Lynch, who worked for Hillary Clinton in 2000 and 2006, told me earlier today:

“I think there was a story in New York Magazine about a month ago where the Obama people reached out to me and said they wanted to meet, but I have not heard back from them.”

“He has not reached out to me to ask me to be involved at all,” Lynch added. “Right now, I’m helping Malcolm Smith in the Democratic state senate race in Nassau County.”

I asked if he’d definitely be getting involved with Obama or Hillary or any of the other 2008 candidates once the special election was over.

“I’ll cross that bridge when I get there,” he said.

— Azi Paybarah

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