Super PAC Pledges Pro-Clinton Stance for 2016
The “TBD…” line on Hillary Clinton’s Twitter page has a serious monetary backer. Super PAC Priorities USA Action announced Thursday it would begin raising money for a 2016 Clinton Presidential campaign. The Super PAC was formed in 2012, and was a fund-raising force for President Obama.
Another key announcement was made on Thursday by the Super PAC. It issued a press statement detailing a new leadership line-up. The co-chairs of the board will be Jim Messina and Jennifer Granholm. Messina served as the White House Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations from 2009 to 2011. In 2012, he was Obama’s campaign manager. Granholm is a former Democratic Governor of Michigan, an office she was elected to in 2002 and 2006. Other key Democratic party leaders are on the board, like Stephanie Schriock, the founder of pro-choice group EMILY’s List.
“We couldn’t be more proud and excited to be joined by Jim Messina and Governor Granholm, whose leadership and political acumen will be invaluable in our effort to elect a Democratic president in 2016,” said Priorities USA Action Executive Director Buffy Wicks said in the statement. “We are here to make sure that progressive values are not drowned out by right-wing organizations, and that the necessary resources are in place to give the middle class a voice in the 2016 election.”
“I think the numbers clearly show that she’s the strongest presidential candidate on the Democratic side,” Messina said in an interview with the New York Times, who broke the Clinton story, “and Priorities is going to be there for her if she decides to run.”