National interest in local race

Those who followed the Clinton and Obama campaigns last year will notice a familiar name in Abigail Furey's campaign finance report. Furey received $500 from Patricia Doyle, a partner at the DC law firm of Utrecht & Phillips, who is more commonly known as Patti Solis Doyle. She was campaign manager for much of Hillary Clinton's presidential bid and later chief of staff for vice presidential nominee Joe Biden. Doyle is married to a cousin of Abigail Furey and has been providing informal advice to her campaign.


  1. Anonymous10:36 PM

    I would hardly call this national interest. It's your cousin helping you out. It isn't like Sam Yoon who has drawn national interest from the asian american community and has been criticized at times for the percentage of his funding that comes from outside the community (from people who may be of the same race, but certainly aren't his family).

  2. You are right. It is not like Sam Yoon's fundraising. I never said it was. But it is someone with a very high profile in national politics taking an interest in a local race. I don't think there is anything wrong with this, but it also isn't something that happens in every A/B campaign.