Coakley to meet with Obama supporters

By Chris Rizo | Jun 24, 2008

BOSTON (Legal Newsline)-Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley will be among Hillary Clinton supporters attending a meeting Thursday with key supporters of Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama.

The Boston Globe reported Tuesday that the meeting of about two dozen people is aimed at solidifying a group of high-profile women working for Obama, the presumptive Democratic nominee.

The meeting was organized by some of Obama's supporters in the Bay State, including attorney Cheryl Cronin, communications consultant Mary Fifield, Carol Fulp, a vice president at John Hancock Financial Services, and Liz Morningstar, executive director of Gov. Deval Patrick's political committee.

Meanwhile, a group of about100 members of Clinton's national finance team will meet in Washington, D.C., with Clinton and Obama, the newspaper reported.

"Just like Hillary, who thinks we have to put the country back on the right track, I am going to stand with Hillary and him to help unify the party," said activist Barbara Lee, who will take part in the meeting.

The meetings come amid frustration by some Clinton supporters that the Obama camp has not found a way to help the New York senator retire about $10 million in campaign debt incurred before she exited the White House race.

From Legal Newsline: Reach reporter Chris Rizo by e-mail at chrisrizo@legalnewsline.com.

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