06/17/2008 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Obama Camp Calls On Clinton Gay Supporters

Barack Obama's gay push continues. In addition to releasing a gay pride message yesterday, the Senator's campaign last night organized an impromptu conference call for about 1200 Democratic supporters. While ostensibly meant to inform the Democratic candidate's constituents, the call served another, far more important purpose: rallying Senator Hillary Clinton's supporters.

In fact, the former contender's name arose within seconds of the call's commencement, when Obama's deputy campaign manager Steve Hildebrand began, "It is a very important time for our country, our party, for Senator Obama and Senator Clinton."

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