Longtime Rivals To Campaign, Meet With Donors

CHICAGO (AP) — Former Democratic rivals Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama will campaign together next week.

Obama’s campaign made the announcement Friday. It’s seen as a step toward unifying a fractured Democratic Party after a bruising primary fight.

An Obama campaign statement says the two senators will team up for the first time on Friday, June 27th. No further details on that event were released.

But next Thursday, Obama and Clinton will meet in Washington with some of her top contributors in an effort to calm donors who remain frustrated with Obama’s presidential campaign. The former first lady will introduce Obama to her financial backers.

The two have had only one private meeting since Clinton ended her campaign on June 7th, four days after Obama got enough delegates to clinch the presidential nomination.