Hillary Campaign Conspicuously Emerges

Bid for attention, money comes as poll shows she's a third party choice.

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Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign is still alive and today it emerged from the shadows to remind supporters that she "made history" in the 2008 campaign and that mementos from that bid are now for sale.

In an E-mail, the Hillary Clinton for President campaign revived speculation that she is still interested in the Oval Office despite new denials that President Obama is considering replacing Vice President Joe Biden with his secretary of state. [Read Veep Fights: Clinton Vs. Bachmann.]

The E-mail comes as a new Washington Whispers poll finds that Clinton is the runaway favorite of those seeking a third party candidate. In our poll, 39 percent picked Clinton as their choice to head a third party. Mike Huckabee is next at 20 percent and Donald Trump dead last at 12 percent.

Some influential Democrats, however, want her to stick with Obama and get the vice presidency, believing that she will be able to bring back liberal, unions and environmental groups that are disappointed with the president.

While her campaign has in the past dispatched fundraising emails in a bid to finish paying her 2008 campaign debt, the timing of the latest blast raised some eyebrows.[Check out U.S. News Weekly, now available on iPad.]

In it, the Clinton campaign says her story lives on. "In her speech in Denver, Hillary told us, 'You allowed me to become part of your lives. And you became part of mine.' As we all know, campaigns are tough, but having loyal supporters like you helped make Hillary's campaign one that will never be forgotten."

Here is the full fundraising E-mail:

Dear P,

Together, we made history in the last presidential election.

From Hillary's speech at the Democratic National Convention, to the work and support that each of us brought to the campaign, that story lives on -- in the history books, in our memories, and in the mementos that commemorate that time.

Now, those mementos are disappearing as your fellow supporters claim the last of them.

We only have a few official campaign posters, buttons and t-shirts left. We're running out of the DVDs with Hillary's historic speech at the 2008 Denver convention, the inspiring video that introduced her, and President Clinton's speech -- some of which are signed by President Clinton himself.

Once these last items are gone, they're gone forever.

Make a contribution today and we'll send you one of the last DVDs with Hillary's and President Clinton's convention speeches.

In her speech in Denver, Hillary told us, 'You allowed me to become part of your lives. And you became part of mine.'

As we all know, campaigns are tough, but having loyal supporters like you helped make Hillary's campaign one that will never be forgotten.

By making a contribution today, you will have your own personal remembrance of the "determination to keep going, often in the face of enormous obstacles" -- one of the last such mementos there will ever be. And all contributions will go to paying the last of the expenses the campaign incurred while making our historic stand.

Contribute today to receive one of the last commemorative campaign DVDs or another one of our last few items.

'You never gave in. You never gave up. And together, we made history.'

Those words are as true today as they were when Hillary first spoke them. I hope you'll reserve your piece of history today.

Thank you again,

Allison

Hillary Clinton for President

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