Hillary Reveals Back-Channel Talks With Obama Camp

05/19/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Greg Sargent of Talking Points Memo reported this weekend that Hillary Clinton "held a private rally-the-troops conference call with her super-delegate supporters...urging them to believe that 'this race is not over,' vowing to them she'd promote Dem unity after the primary, and conceding that she knows what they and the party are going through 'is not easy.'"

Somewhat tantalizingly, Hillary also claimed that there were back-channel talks of some kind going on between the two campaigns, possibly about how to maintain Democratic unity after the primary. Asked by a super-delegate whether there were discussions going on between the two camps about what would happen after the voting concluded, she said:

"There's a lot of communication between both of the campaigns all the time. I don't know how specific it is, but we have very open lines of communication...I know that both Senator Obama and I are committed, and the campaigns are as well, to making sure that when this is resolved" we will do everything we can to "unify the party." She didn't elaborate further.

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