Edwards takes shot at Clinton, Obama spat
John Edwards (D)
Former Senator, NC
Born: 06/10/1953
Birthplace: Seneca, SC
Home: Raleigh, NC
Religion: Methodist
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WASHINGTON -- "Silliness."

That's what Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards had to say about the publicity surrounding the donor spat between two of his chief rivals, Sens. Hillary Rodham Clinton of New York and Barack Obama of Illinois.

The Obama and Clinton campaigns issued dueling press releases about a top Hollywood donor who once supported Bill Clinton but is now backing Obama.

Hillary Clinton's campaign demanded Obama return producer David Geffen's money after Geffen criticized both Clintons. Obama declined, and his spokesman criticized Clinton for accepting support from a South Carolina lawmaker who said Obama could not win because he is black.

"Oh, I think it's a bunch of silliness," Edwards said Sunday on CBS "Face the Nation."

He said the topic was not on the minds of voters during a stop Saturday in New Hampshire.

"I met probably over a thousand New Hampshire primary voters in the course of having a bunch of house parties. And you'd be shocked to hear the only people who asked me about this were reporters.

"I didn't have a single New Hampshire voter ask me about this. What they're asking about is what are we going to do about Iraq? What are we going to do about Iran? What are we going to do about health care? The things you'd expect them to be concerned about," Edwards said.