Hillary/Obama '08 becomes official today. In a way.Howie P.S.: Perfect timing! Mark Penn is just now available as a "chief strategist."
A Clinton insider who served as ex campaign manager Patti Solis Doyle's executive assistant for several years has set up a new website, http://www.voteboth.com/ and plans to register with the Federal Election Commission today.
VoteBoth urges Democrats to support a joint Clinton-Obama ticket.
Its creator, Adam Parkhomenko, resigned from the campaign three weeks ago.
He had been one of the first employees of the 2006 incarnation of Clinton's political action committee, HillPAC, and his proximity to the powers of the campaign will raise the question of whether the effort is sanctioned by the campaign. (Parkhomenko says that the idea was his own.)
The website features a petition to members of the Democratic National Committee "to support a unity ticket with both Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama."
Five years ago, another unauthorized Parkhomenko website, VoteHillary.org, caught the attention of Clinton; he was hired by Solis Doyle in 2005.