Hillary Clinton supporters launch 'Ready for Hillary' campaign
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A group of supporters of Hillary Clinton have launched a campaign to push the top American diplomat to run for presidency in 2016.
Clinton is scheduled to leave the State Department as the Secretary of State on February 1.
The Center for Public Integrity yesterday reported that a group called "Ready for Hillary" was registered Friday with the Federal Election Commission.
Its chairperson is Allida Black, a George Washington University professor and historian, who has been a vocal Clinton supporter for years.
In an email to Center for Public Integrity Black described 'Ready for Hillary' as "a small group of skilled and dedicated Hillary supporters and Obama supporters" who are ready to devote their "organisational expertise and energy to helping Hillary become president."
Black said: "Our purpose is simple: we are ready to work for Hillary to be president when she is ready to run. 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."
While the website would be launched in a few weeks, the twitter of 'Ready for Hillary' by yesterday had nearly 50,000 followers and its Facebook page was liked by 30,000 people.
"We're Ready for Hillary – Are you? Ready for Hillary is an idea 5 longtime friends came up with: one a former aide to Hillary, one a former adviser to Hillary, one a social media guru, and 2 local Democratic Activists. The goal? Get Ready for Hillary!" the group said on its Facebook page, which was launched on November 10, 2012.
According to The Week, Black and Judy Beck, two veteran Clinton fundraisers, are spearheading the new organisation.
They recruited Adam Parkhomeko, who helped launch a "Draft Hillary" movement in 2003 and was later hired by the campaign, to corral the far-flung vestiges of the Clinton campaign organization.