Clinton Plays Down Replacement Of Campaign Manager

WASHINGTON D.C. (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton is downplaying the significance of replacing her campaign manager.

Clinton, who is 0-for-5 in Democratic contests against Barack Obama since Super Tuesday, tells a Chicago television news crew that replacing Patti Solis Doyle was done so more people could be added to the campaign staff.

Clinton says Solis Doyle, who announced her departure Sunday, will remain a trusted friend and adviser. Maggie Williams, a longtime Clinton confidante and former chief of staff from Clinton’s days as first lady, has replaced Solis Doyle.

The New York senator campaigned in the District of Columbia Monday, one day before the nation’s capital holds its primary along with neighboring Virginia and Maryland.