Here’s more about Wal-Mart’s newest addition, Phil Singer.
Singer’s name popped up in Claire Atkinson’s story today, noting he runs “a corporate consulting firm, which has worked with prominent Democrats, including Sen. Chuck Schumer.”
Singer also worked on Hillary Clinton’s 2008 presidential campaign and, most recently, on Andrew Cuomo’s 2010 gubernatorial campaign.
And now they have Phil Singer.
“The Andrew Cuomo 2010 campaign will be retaining Phil Singer as a consultant to help with communications,” a spokeswoman for the campaign, Jennifer Bayer, told the Observer, in response to an inquiry.
Singer worked on Hillary Clinton‘s presidential campaign, where he distinguished himself throughout primary season Read More
Blake Zeff, a former spokesman for Hillary Clinton, will be the new director of communications in New York for Barack Obama, effective today.
Zeff, who confirmed the move, was part of the muscular press office Clinton assembled from veterans of Chuck Schumer’s legendary communications operation, but unlike Howard Wolfson or Phil Read More
In a Q&A on The Washington Post‘s Web site today, political reporter Anne Kornblut addresses the "lie" that Clinton campaign spokesman Phil Singer was spreading about her saying that she wound up at The Washington Post because she was fired by The New York Times. We all learned about this tiny bit of gossip Read More
Not surprisingly, the first words out of Howard Wolfson’s mouth on the Clinton campaign conference call today were about “some recent public polling” that show Hillary Clinton’s strength against John McCain in the general election.
Pollster Geoff Garin then gave a lengthy statement, which began: “The point here is simple. Over the course of Read More
The Clinton campaign thinks that the sort of questions Barack Obama faced last night—tough in a way that angered Obama’s sympathizers, but not at all unexpected—were appropriate.
On a conference call now, New Yorker legal writer Jeffrey Toobin just gave Howard Wolfson and Phil Singer the chance to perform some media criticism, asking them if Read More
In a "kitchen sink" conference call this morning, the Clinton campaign argued that Barack Obama is not as transparent as he says he is, delivered a statement on John McCain’s economic policy, and then tried to adjust expectations for the Pennsylvania primary, which Hillary Clinton was always expected to win comfortably. (“If [Obama] fails to Read More
On this morning’s Clinton campaign conference call, Phil Singer again pushed the issue of the Obama campaign’s efforts to block new primary contests in Michigan and Florida.
Senator Obama, Singer said, has turned "the audacity of hope into the audacity of nope."
In another effort to control a big news day with a news-making attack on the Obama campaign, the Clinton campaign just now accused the Obama campaign in a conference call of actively blocking a re-vote in Michigan and passive-aggressively stymieing another primary in Florida.
Harold Ickes said "we understand on very, very good authority" Read More
“This is a serious election,” said Chuck Schumer on a conference call about Hillary Clinton’s campaign this morning. He added that voters choose Clinton when they “get close to decision-making time, when they know this is for real."
Schumer spoke after Senator Evan Bayh of Indiana, who said that Hillary had started to win Read More