How three groups plan to raise unimaginable money, duel Republicans, and deliver a huge email list to Hillary Clinton. A big shift is coming after an unprecedented year.
The Ready for Hillary strategy session this month will feature officials from Priorities USA, EMILY’s List, and longtime Clinton backers like James Carville.
The knock was Hillary wouldn’t visit Iowa, the state she never clicked in. She’s been twice this fall, she looks at ease in the state — and despite the theories, Iowa Democrats are on board.
At the big midterms fundraiser in New Hampshire, Democrats seem “READY” for 2016. “Hillary is coming in a few days, you know,” Bill said.
About once a month, the pro-Clinton groups everyone knows — Ready for Hillary, Priorities USA, and Correct the Record — meet to compare notes. A fourth group is there, too: Dewey Square.
Ready for Hillary fundraises in London, Paris, and Geneva.
A “mobile advertisement” for Hillary 2016.
As the political world gears up for Clinton’s big book tour, questions remain about the message behind the machine. “I don’t really know what she’ll run on.”
Add HillaryPAC to the still growing list of groups dedicated to Hillary Clinton’s possible campaign. The PAC’s founder has ties to the infamous “D.C. Madam” case.
The danger in campaigning for 2016 early. Ready for Hillary, the leading super PAC supporting a Clinton run, starts organizing for the midterms.
“You guys want a list. Iowans want a sense of engagement and conversation and dialogue like they got on the Obama campaign.” The super PAC takes the first of what they say will be many trips to the early caucus state.
Stop Hillary PAC filed a complaint with the FEC on Wednesday afternoon against Clinton and the group supporting her, Ready for Hillary.
The former Pennsylvania governor is slated to attend a young professionals event for the PAC later this month in Philadelphia — his first foray into the outside groups supporting Hillary Clinton’s possible 2016 campaign.
The super PAC took in money from more than 33,000 donors to support a potential Clinton 2016 campaign, including the former chief privacy officer of Facebook.
Jim Messina and John Podesta would lead the next iteration of the super PAC, Priorities USA. “The missing piece” in a Hillary machine under rapid construction.
The pro-Hillary Clinton group’s first major confab. Donors and big-name operatives descend on the Parker Meridien for panels like “What It Will Take to Win in 2016” and “Ready for the Right Wing.”
A recent fundraising push. The pro-Clinton PAC asks supporters in San Francisco to max out at an event hosted by Susie Tompkins Buell and Sandy Robertson.
While it waits for 2016, the major pro-Clinton group takes on current battles. “There are also big priorities for our party and our country right now,” the group’s communications director said.
Insiders versus outsiders and a disagreement over who made the first move. “It wasn’t necessarily a deal that could be sweetened enough for me and my team,” says HillaryFTW’s Pacheco.
Somebody is a little too Ready for Hillary.
An old Clinton foe is the first member of Congress to support the early Hillary effort. “We can all agree today that there is nobody better equipped to be our next President than Hillary Clinton,” says Claire McCaskill.
Some former Clinton aides and fundraisers deride Ready for Hillary as an amateurish group of posers, but the PAC is gaining steam. “What, who are these people? These people are untested.”
A mix of political amateurs and diehard fans are convinced that Clinton will run for president — and that they can help her.