Angling for Edwards’ Loyal LawyersPolitics mixed with martinis and swizzle sticks as campaign aides from Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama's camps infiltrated a Puerto Rican resort in an effort to woo John Edwards' colleagues and supporters at an annual gathering of top American trial lawyers. Above, one of the weekend's political players, Clinton lieutenant Terry McAuliffe.
Politics mixed with martinis and swizzle sticks this weekend as campaign aides from Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama’s camps infiltrated a Puerto Rican resort in an effort to woo John Edwards’ colleagues and supporters at an annual gathering of top American trial lawyers.
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The Washington Post:
So in conference rooms, at the casino and by the pool, the Obama and Clinton finance officials engaged in what could only be described as a campaign within the campaign, this one targeting financial backers instead of voters.
Their efforts come at a critical time. While the two Democrats have each raised more than $100 million over the past year, they have now spent the vast majority of that money. They are just days from the mega-primaries scheduled for Feb. 5 and need to feed enormous field operations and a television advertising budget that is already consuming more than $2 million every day.
Clinton and Obama have recognized that this stage of the campaign will require a fresh team of bundlers — supporters who can not only donate their own money but also gather scores of $2,300 checks from friends and colleagues. The logical place to turn is to their struggling — and in some cases, vanquished — rivals.
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