Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama and former rival Hillary Clinton stand together before the start of a debate in Los Angeles in January.
Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton will share the campaign stage Friday as allies for the first time since the primaries ended three weeks ago when they attend a rally in New Hampshire.
The once fierce Democratic presidential nomination rivals will appear together in the aptly chosen town of Unity, a day after they gathered for a private fundraising event in Washington, D.C.
On Thursday night, Clinton introduced Obama to her chief fundraisers. In a symbolic gesture to Clinton — who dropped out of the presidential race this month — the Illinois senator donated $4,600 to the Clinton campaign on behalf of himself and his wife to help pay off Clinton's debt of more than $20 million.
Clinton's debt includes $12 million of her own money. She has said she is not asking for help paying that back.
Behind the scenes, the two sides are said to be still negotiating just how involved Clinton — as well as her husband, former president Bill Clinton — will be in Obama's election campaign.
"I'm going to need Hillary by my side campaigning during this election, and I'm going to need all of you," Obama told more than 200 Clinton fundraisers.
The New York senator pledged to do all she can to see that her former rival is elected in November.
She said the Democrats "are a family, and we have an opportunity now to really demonstrate clearly we do know what's at stake, and we will do whatever it takes to win back this White House."
An Associated Press-Yahoo News poll released Thursday suggests Obama has won over slightly more than half of Clinton's former supporters. About a quarter of Clinton's backers said they would support Republican John McCain over Obama.