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Geraldine Ferraro quits Hillary Clinton campaign

March 12, 2008 |  3:19 pm

Geraldine Ferraro, in hot water over race-tinged remarks about Barack Obama, apparently resigned a few minutes ago from her role as fundraiser for Hillary Clinton.

Ferraro, a former vice presidential candidate, began the day fiery and unrepentant, telling ABC's "Good  Morning America" that the Obama campaign was twisting her words.

"My comments have been taken so out of context and been spun by the Obama campaign as racist," she said. "That, you know is doing precisely what they don't want done -- it's going to [divide] the Democratic Party and dividing us even more."

Ferraro also defended her comments on Fox Tuesday night.

Clinton had already rejected the comments. CNN reported that in her letter, Ferraro said she was "stepping down from your finance committee so I can speak for myself and you can continue to speak for yourself about what is at stake in this campaign ... The Obama campaign is attacking me to hurt you. I won't let that happen."

-- Scott Martelle