Pro-Clinton super PAC gets early start
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
Obama and Clinton, part one
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has yet to announce her next career move, but that hasn't deterred her supporters from getting a head start on a possible 2016 presidential bid: Last Friday, Clinton fans launched a new super PAC in her honor, according to FEC filing records.
The group is called Ready for Hillary PAC, and the paperwork names Allida Black, a Clinton supporter and professor at George Washington University, as its chair. Black, who according to the university's website is a scholar on Eleanor and Franklin Roosevelt, human rights, and the early United Nations, also founded the pro-Clinton PAC WomenCount in May of 2008, in direct response to calls for Clinton to drop out of the presidential race.
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In an email to the Center for Public Integrity, Black characterized Ready for Hillary as "a small group of skilled and dedicated Hillary supporters and Obama supporters" who want to provide their "organizational expertise and energy to helping Hillary become president."
Obama and Clinton, part two
"Our purpose is simple: we are ready to work for Hillary to be president when she is ready to run," Black said in the email. "When our website launches in a few weeks, we plan to reach out to our grassroots networks and contributors to mobilize them to support her."
Judy Beck is listed on the FEC paperwork as Ready for Hillary's treasurer. According to Black's Twitter profile, she and Beck are married.
Clinton's last day as Secretary of State is Friday, and she is widely considered a top candidate for the 2016 Democratic nomination. But Clinton has repeatedly declined to shed any light on her future plans, beyond an immediate desire to get some rest, exercise, travel for fun, and "relax."
"It sounds so ordinary, but I haven't done it for 20 years," Clinton told the New York Times in November.
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