Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton Campaign in Unity

By: CBS News
By: CBS News

June 27, 2008

After a hotly contested primary that sometimes got nasty, Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton are healing their wounds.

The two former rivals are hitting the campaign trail together for the first time in a New Hampshire town named Unity.

Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton are looking for unity in Unity. They've chosen this New Hampshire town for their first joint campaign appearance.

The former rivals are trying to put the bitter primary season behind them and unite the party.

More than 5000 supporters are expected to help them do that today.. cramming this tiny town of 1600 for the big rally.

This community is symbolic of the very tight race Obama and Clinton ran during primary season. They split the votes in Unity on the night of the New Hampshire contest, with each receiving 107.

Neither Obama nor Clinton have said exactly how much campaigning she will do, but it is clear they need each other. He's hoping her supporters will vote for him, and she's counting on his top donors to help pay off millions in campaign debt. Last night, at a closed door meeting with contributors, the two camps tried to map out their financial future.

Terry McAuliffe, the Clinton Campaign Chairman, said, "This is going to be a spectacular year for the Democratic Party and the only way it isn't going to happen is if we are not unified and working together."

While Hillary Clinton has promised to campaign hard for her one time adversary, her husband Bill Clinton is still apparently smarting from the
bruising primary battle. He has no plans to show up in Unity.


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