03/18/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Edwards Camp Did Offer Secret Veep Deal To Obama

David Plouffe's claim in his new book on Campaign 2008 that the Edwards camp suggested he be made Veep in exchange for dropping out of the race is accurate, the Edwards adviser who had the conversation with Plouffe tells me.

As you know, Plouffe's book offers the fascinating revelation that just before the South Carolina primary, a senior Edwards adviser offered him a swap: Edwards would drop out of the race if Obama would make him his Veep. The adviser argued that this was the only way to stop Hillary.

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