Kirsten Gillibrand‘s fund-raising breakfast with former Obama campaign manager David Plouffe on Monday is now being billed as a “state of the race” chat.
“This race has seen a lot of action lately, so we’re sure to have a lively discussion,” wrote Gillibrand campaign manager Ross Offinger in an email (with the subject Read More
Al Sharpton had just stepped out of a meeting with Barack Obama.
It was January 2007, and he was down in the Obama Senate office during a trip to Washington to meet with a number of Democratic presidential contenders. Mr. Obama had been almost uncannily pitch-perfect, Mr. Sharpton thought, hitting every talking Read More
The auction for David Plouffe’s account of the 2008 campaign has ended, and the winner is Viking Books. According to the AP’s Hillel Italie, who first reported news of the deal this morning, the Penguin Group imprint is paying Mr. Plouffe a sum in between $1.5 and $2 million dollars. Robert Barnett, the Washington Read More
It wasn’t quite the “Lasciate ogne speranza” message he favored during the closing weeks of the Democratic primaries against Hillary Clinton, but Obama campaign manager David Plouffe suggested that supporters of John McCain should start abandoning hope in Pennsylvania, and as a result, in the election overall.
“It’s a daunting task,” said Plouffe, Read More
The McCain campaign says that its decision to pull his campaign operations out of Michigan is no big deal, because there are plenty of other states to compete in. The Obama campaign begs to differ, and jumped on the news today, portraying it as an omen of McCain’s undoing.
In a conference call Read More
In a conference call just now, the Obama campaign sought to refocus the terms of the debate back onto the economy and John McCain’s close connection to George Bush and his detachment from the struggles of the American middle class.
But it was clear from the questions asked on the call that the media is Read More
The Obama campaign is using the Republican attacks against community organizers to raise money.
Here is a letter that just went out from Barack Obama to his supporters.
Why would the Republicans spend a whole night of their convention attacking ordinary people?
With the nation watching, the Republicans mocked, Read More
On a conference call just now, the Obama campaign introduced a new Web site called mccainslowroadexpress.com, a preview of which it provided to reporters, to document attacks by the McCain campaign.
According to campaign manager David Plouffe, the site will include video, news stories and factual information so that voters "can go there and Read More
The $52 million the Obama campaign raised in June is a good deal more than John McCain’s $22 million, and much better than the $30 million number reported earlier in the week, which an Obama bundler had advised me was very low.
But the relevant bar is really whether it’s enough to Read More
A day after John McCain appeared at a town hall-style event that turned out to look a little like a campaign rally at New York’s Federal Hall, the McCain campaign accepted another invitation for a joint debate with Barack Obama, this one extended by the Ronald Reagan and Lyndon B. Johnson Libraries.
McCain’s Read More