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Clinton under fire for Solis resignation

Patti Solis Doyle's performance at question
February 12, 2008 12:00:00 AM PST
Two New York City Hispanic leaders say they will be upset if Hillary Rodham Clinton's campaign manager was replaced because of primary losses. Patti Solis Doyle, whose parents immigrated from Mexico, stepped down as Clinton's campaign manager this weekend as Clinton was losing five Democratic contests to Barack Obama.

Clinton has said Solis Doyle's decision was a personal response to a grueling campaign, not about job performance. She added her campaign needed to add more staff.

In a letter to Clinton obtained by The Associated Press, State Senator Ruben Diaz Junior and Assemblyman Jose Peralta wrote that they are inclined to believe the explanation.

But they say it will be "troubling to many" if Solis Doyle left because of losses that they believe should be blamed on former President Bill Clinton and others.


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