Top Clinton Fundraiser Jumps to Obama Camp

Former ambassador "concerned" about tone of race
By Wesley Oliver,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 26, 2008 12:35 PM CDT
Guerra-Mondragon will join Barack Obama national finance committee.   (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
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(Newser) – Hillary Clinton will lose one of her key fundraisers to Barack Obama, the Los Angeles Times reports. Gabriel Guerra-Mondragon, a former ambassador under President Clinton who had raised $300,000, “became concerned about the tone of the race,” an Obama aide said. But a Democratic strategist said one defection isn’t enough to sink Clinton: “You need a pattern in politics.”