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The best talent is flocking to join her campaign. But first the Clinton and Obama teams must figure out how to work together
The call came during perhaps the darkest hour of the nastiest fight in modern Democratic Party history. After months of bitter sniping between Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama, vandals had attacked an Obama office in southern Indiana in May 2008, breaking windows, stealing an American flag and spray-painting the future president’s initials on the storefront with phrases like Hamas Votes BHO. Just a day before the state’s primary, Obama’s staff and volunteers were forced to abandon the building for safer ground.
That’s when Mitch Stewart, Obama’s Indiana state director, took a call from Robby Mook, his counterpart and rival at the Clinton campaign. “He said, ‘Hey, I’m Robby. If your staff or volunteers need to move out of an office …