Vote Both shutting down

The leaders of the group, which had advocated for an Obama-Clinton ticket, say it's become obvious that won't happen.

Published July 31, 2008 3:05PM (EDT)

Vote Both, a group that was formed to press Barack Obama to pick Hillary Clinton as his running mate, is closing shop, USA Today reports. The group's founders, both former Clinton staffers, say they made the decision after coming to the conclusion that there will not be an Obama-Clinton ticket.

"Because it seems that Senator Obama has made his decision to offer the slot on the ticket to another candidate, we believe that continuing to ask him to pick Hillary is no longer helpful to our party's chances of winning in November," the two founders, Adam Parkhomenko and Sam Arora, wrote in an e-mail they planned to send supporters on Thursday. According to USA Today, more than 40,000 people had signed on to Vote Both's online petition calling for the joint ticket.

By Alex Koppelman

Alex Koppelman is a staff writer for Salon.

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