Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook told CNN that the media’s predictions that Hillary Clinton would easily win the presidency hurt her by not motivating her supporters to actually vote.
“Hillary Clinton’s campaign manager is alleging that Russian hackers are leaking Democratic National Committee emails critical of Bernie Sanders in an effort to help Donald Trump win the election in November,” CNN reports.
Said Robby Mook: “I don’t think it’s coincidental that these emails were released on the eve of our convention here, and I think that’s disturbing.”
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Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook and Sanders campaign manager Jeff Weaver had dinner last weekend in Vermont, the AP reports.
“They talk almost daily, text frequently and email often.”
“Now, as Sanders lingers in the presidential race, refusing to concede the nomination to Clinton even as he says he’ll vote for her on Election Day, the competing campaign managers have become a powerful political odd couple, responsible for engineering a graceful conclusion to a hard-fought Democratic contest.”
On the eve of the Wisconsin primary Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook published a memo trying to assure Democratic voters that Hillary Clinton will win the Democratic nomination.
Wrote Mook: “Contrary to the claims of the Sanders campaign, in measure after measure, Clinton has shown the broadest support of any candidate currently running for president.”
Politico: “During an hour-long meeting where bagels were served, Robby Mook, who will serve as campaign manager, distributed a mission statement to all aides in which he detailed the core values the campaign organization will be based on: diversity, discipline and humbleness, according to a Democratic operative who attended the meeting.”
“The memo can be seen as an attempt by Mook and senior staffers to set the campaign off on the right collaborative note — last time, Clinton’s operation was crippled by infighting and disagreement among the top aides.”
Meanwhile, the AP reports two advisers described Clinton’s strategy as having “echoes of President Obama’s 2012 re-election campaign.”
Robby Mook “has emerged as a clear front-runner to manage Clinton’s expected presidential campaign after Guy Cecil, the political director for her 2008 bid, acknowledged Sunday he won’t have an official role this time around,” Bloomberg reports.
“Mook already is working on special projects for Clinton, according to two longtime Democratic strategists. One said Mook was influential in shaping her role helping Democrats during the 2014 midterm elections.”
BuzzFeed: “A veteran field organizer who is considered to be a contender for a senior position on Hillary Clinton’s possible presidential campaign is leaving his job at the White House, according to three people familiar with the departure. Marlon Marshall, 35, worked for Clinton during the 2008 primary election as the field director in three key states. There, he served as a right-hand to Robby Mook, the operative many name as their top pick to manage another Clinton campaign.”
“For the past five years, a prominent Democratic operative who is a leading contender to manage a Hillary Clinton presidential campaign has maintained a private email listserv for friends and associates that carries a provocative name: the ‘Mook Mafia,'” ABC News reports.
“The listserv, which one member said reaches more than 150 fellow campaign veterans, has been a means for Robby Mook and a close friend Marlon Marshall to stay connected with many of the operatives who would likely populate a Democratic presidential campaign in 2016. Mook and Marshall have both been mentioned as possible Hillary Clinton campaign managers.”