Obama did not indicate preference for Democratic candidate: White House

Reuters News
Posted: Mar 17, 2016 3:40 PM

By Megan Cassella

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama did not specify a candidate preference in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination at a Democratic National Committee fundraising event, White House spokesman Josh Earnest told reporters on Thursday.

Earnest was asked about a New York Times report that said Obama told Democratic donors to rally behind candidate Hillary Clinton during the fundraiser in Austin, Texas last weekend.

(Reporting by Clarece Polke; Editing by Cynthia Osterman)