Clinton and Obama, together at last

No, it's not for a joint ticket -- just a joint appearance.

Published June 17, 2008 11:25PM (EDT)

Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama may not have appeared together when the former conceded and Obama stepped forward to claim the mantle of presumptive nominee, but they're getting ready to make that first joint appearance now.

The New York Daily News reports that the two will appear together at Washington, D.C.'s Mayflower Hotel next Thursday. An invite went out to top Clinton fundraisers from Jonathan Mantz, her national finance director, on Tuesday.

"[W]e invite you to join us for a National Finance Committee meeting with both Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama on Thursday, June 26th in Washington, D.C., to discuss how we can work together to support Barack Obama and the Democratic Party," Mantz wrote. "[Clinton] continues to fight and stand strong for our values and priorities and will do everything she can to unify the party and to elect Barack Obama the next President of the United States."

Mantz also said, the NYDN reports, that the Clinton campaign wants its donors to contribute $2,300 -- the maximum allowable by law -- to Obama.

By Alex Koppelman

Alex Koppelman is a staff writer for Salon.

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