As a rule, the Clinton campaign tries to keep expectations down, but at least one of Hillary Clinton’s top supporters is dispensing with the exercise as it applies to tomorrow’s primary contests in North Carolina and Indiana.
“I think the momentum is very much in our direction and we are going to exceed expectations,” said Read More
Hassan Nemazee, a finance chair for Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, said he was not surprised by the defection of fund-raiser Gabriel Guerra-Mondragon to the Obama campaign.
“He came to me yesterday and gave me a heads-up,” said Nemazee. “I like Gabriel and I consider him a friend. The reality is that as much Read More
I followed up with Clinton campaign finance chair Hassan Nemazee about that summit of big Clinton and Obama donors last night, and he told me that there was a bit of an epilogue to the spirited exchange he had with DNC chairman Howard Dean.
“He did call me,” Nemazee said. “We did have Read More
Some more details of the heated exchange between Howard Dean and Clinton supporters during last evening’s Obama-Clinton donor summit on Fifth Avenue, from yet another attendee:
After Dean’s initial remarks, Bernard Bergreen, a Hillary bundler, rose and said that Dean’s address left out any discussion of Michigan and Florida, which was the critical bone Read More
Hassan Nemazee, one of Hillary Clinton’s finance chairs, thinks that the punditocracy and media as a whole are getting way ahead of themselves in proclaiming Clinton sunk.
"The pundits are creating this impression that this is a foregone conclusion," said Nemazee, who thinks the Clinton campaign needs to do a better job of making clear Read More
One of the Clinton campaign’s finance chairs, Hassan Nemazee, called in to dispute Clinton fund-raiser
"We have seen no evidence whatsoever" of a defection, Nemazee said. "If anything we are delighted to still see so much enthusiasm."
Instead of an exodus, Nemazee said, his donors had actually rallied around their candidate this month. As Read More
The dreary work of campaign field operations—knocking on doors, chatting up old people and cold calling for a candidate—is often carried out by eager college students wanting to make their first inroads into politics.
That was not the case on Ridgewood Street in Ames on Dec. 15, when some of Hillary Clinton’s richest and most Read More
It’s an old argument at this point, but one that hasn’t become any less relevant: Whether Hillary Clinton or Barack Obama would benefit from the collapse of their primary opponents.
The Obama campaign articulated their case to me some months back as to why his candidate would benefit if John Edwards ceases to Read More
Prominent Hillary Clinton supporter Hassan Nemazee says that the campaign’s hiring today of Teresa Vilmain as the campaign's chief field operation official in Iowa (full memo from Clinton campaign after the jump) basically puts to rest any doubts a leaked campaign memo might have raised about Hillary's commitment to compete in the Read More
For all the stuffy ladies’ lunches, and high-dollar dinners featuring this or that Presidential contender, the world of political fund-raising is hardly a genteel place. Factions form, egos clash, turf battles erupt. By the time a nominee has emerged from the primary process, some of the deepest-pocketed donors—like their candidates—are barely on speaking terms.
But Read More