Husband, Wife Serve as Advisers to Rival Candidates Christopher Edley and Maria Echaveste are married. They met while working in Bill Clinton's White House and now teach law at University of California, Berkeley. But they split when it came to the 2008 presidential campaign: Echaveste is a paid adviser for Hillary Clinton, and Edley is informally advising Barack Obama.
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Husband, Wife Serve as Advisers to Rival Candidates

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Husband, Wife Serve as Advisers to Rival Candidates

Husband, Wife Serve as Advisers to Rival Candidates

Husband, Wife Serve as Advisers to Rival Candidates

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Michele Norris talks with Christopher Edley and Maria Echaveste. Echaveste is a lecturer at the University of California, Berkeley, and Edley is the dean of the law school there. They met while working in the Clinton White House: Echaveste was Bill Clinton's deputy chief of staff, and Edley served in multiple roles, including several dealing with issues of race. Now, they're married but work for political adversaries. Edley is an informal adviser to Sen. Barack Obama, while Echaveste is a senior adviser to Sen. Hillary Clinton.