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Ferraro Quits Clinton Post

She resigns honorary post after race flap over Obama
By Zach Samalin,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 12, 2008 8:06 PM CDT
Ferraro Quits Clinton Post
Hillary Rodham Clinton, right, marches with Geraldine Ferraro in New York's Columbus Day Parade, Monday, Oct. 9, 2000. Ferraro stepped down from her honorary post in the Clinton campaign today.   (AP Photo/Suzanne Plunkett)

(Newser) – Geraldine Ferraro left her honorary post in the Clinton campaign today amid turmoil over her comment that if Barack Obama were white, "he would not be in this position." Ferraro stands by that assertion but says the Obama camp has twisted her remarks out of context. "I am stepping down from your finance committee so I can speak for myself and you can continue to speak for yourself," she wrote Clinton.

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"The Obama campaign is attacking me to hurt you. I won't let that happen," she said. Despite resigning, Ferraro will keep raising money for Clinton, CNN reports. By her own reports, she's already raised $125,000. Camp Clinton distanced itself from Ferraro after the flap, though both women have said there are no hard feelings between the two. (Read more Geraldine Ferraro stories.)

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