POLITICS
06/11/2008 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Clinton Campaign Manager 'Blessed' Group Pushing For Unity Ticket

The effort by two former Clinton aides to launch a draft unity ticket (VoteBoth) movement believes it was quietly blessed a few weeks ago by Clinton's closest aide, her campaign manager, Maggie Williams.

According to three sources with knowledge of the conversation, Williams telephoned VoteBoth founder Adam Parkhomenko after the Indiana and North Carolina primaries and asked for an update. Williams indicated that she personally supported the efforts and urged Parkhomenko and his VoteBoth founder, Sam Arora, to continue, according to two of those sources.

The sources would not say whether Williams discussed the personal feelings of Sen. Clinton. It's not clear whether Williams offered any help -- and, in any event, because the VoteBoth organization can't coordinate with another political committee, it might have not been proper for her to do so.

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