Iowa supporters encourage Hillary Clinton to run in 2016

Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton delivers remarks after being presented the 2013 Tom Lantos Human Rights Prize December 6, 2013 in Washington, DC. Win McNamee, Getty Images

DES MOINES, Iowa -- Hillary Rodham Clinton hasn't announced whether she will run for president in 2016. But her supporters in early voting Iowa are organizing anyway.

Top Iowa Democrats gathered Saturday in Des Moines to build support for a potential Clinton White House bid. Craig Smith, a senior adviser to the Ready for Hillary super PAC, says he wants to ensure Iowa support is in place should Clinton run.

The event's hosts include the state chairs for Clinton's 2008 campaign and President Barack Obama's 2008 campaign.

Ready for Hillary is building a national network in preparation for a Clinton candidacy. Priorities USA announced Thursday it would back Clinton if she runs, a sign that senior members of Obama's campaign team are lining up behind the former first lady and secretary of state.



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