DC-Area 'Ready for Hillary' Group to Gather Thursday for Kickoff

SuperPAC, with an Alexandria office, gathers support for a presidential run by former secretary of State. Clinton, who ran for president in 2008, has not made any announcements about a run in 2016.

Hillary Clinton speaks to audience at the Center for Strategic & International Studies; photo courtesy of CSIS.
Hillary Clinton speaks to audience at the Center for Strategic & International Studies; photo courtesy of CSIS.
By Mary Ann Barton

Ready for Hillary, the SuperPAC gathering support for a potential run for president by Hillary Clinton, will gather Thursday in DC for a kickoff event for DC-area supporters. The super PAC (political action comittee) has raised more than $1 million.

The SuperPAC has an office in Huntington Station Shopping Center (a former campaign office for Sen. Tim Kaine) near the Huntington Metro Station in Alexandria and a mailing address in McLean.

Scheduled Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m., the national organization says they expect to see hundreds of local supporters at the LOOK Restaurant and Lounge, located at 1909 K St. NW, Washington DC, 20006.

Clinton, former Secretary of State, U.S. Senator and first lady, has not made any announcements about an intention to run for president in 2016 although she ran in 2008. 

Clinton spokesman Nick Merrill told The Washington Post that Ready for Hillary organizers “are an independent entity acting on their own passion. Their energy and enthusiasm to convince her to run is inspiring, though only she in the end can make that very personal decision.”

Speakers at the Thursday event will include:

Congressman Tim Ryan (D-Ohio)
Ready for Hillary Senior Adviser Tracy Sefl
House Democratic Caucus Executive Director Fabiola Rodriguez-Ciampoli
Former OFA-DC Director Kouri Marshall

Tickets to the event are $20.16 and available at https://www.readyforhillary.com/events/dmvkickoff

Ready for Hillary supporters gathered at two events Monday in Los Angeles, according to Variety. About 200 supporters gathered in Florida in October, according to the Tampa Bay Times.

Politico reports that Clinton supporters in Arkansas, where she was first lady for 12 years before moving to Washington when husband Bill Clinton was elected president, are also planning a fundraiser.

The Center for Responsive Politics has more information here about SuperPACs.


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