Hillary Joined by Chelsea, Mom

Campaign for crucial women's vote moves into high gear
By Jane Yager,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 8, 2007 10:42 AM CST
Democratic presidential hopeful, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., left, and her mother, Dorothy Rodham, campaign in Des Moines, Friday, Dec. 7, 2007. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – The Clinton campaign, in a dead heat with Obama in Iowa, is pulling out all the stops to bolster Clinton's support among the group long considered her core constituency: women. Along with appearances by influential women such as Madeleine Albright and Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, Hillary Clinton's mom and daughter, Chelsea, have joined the trail, the Washington Post and Politico report.

In a move Hillary Clinton has long resisted, Dorothy Rodham is now appearing at Iowa rallies. Chelsea, long a quiet supporter, joined her mom today. Clinton advisers admit that "Obama has made some inroads with women" and may make more now that Oprah has joined the team. Polls show female voters evenly split between the two.