'Super PAC' Gets Early Start on Pushing for a 2016 Clinton Campaign
In the 2008 presidential primary campaign, Mitch Stewart devoted himself to defeating Hillary Rodham Clinton, overcoming the advantages of a well-funded Democratic front-runner through grassroots organizing, and propelling Barack Obama to victory.
On Tuesday, Mr. Stewart and a dozen or so other political operatives and 170 donors will gather in New York to plot how to help Mrs. Clinton win in 2016. The meeting is the first national finance council strategy meeting of Ready for Hillary, a "super PAC" devoted to building a network to support Mrs. Clinton's potential presidential ambitions.
"We're coming up with plans on how to engage emerging constituencies that will be incredibly important if there's a primary and in a general — whether that's women, African-Americans, Latinos, L.G.B.T.," said Mr. Stewart, who went on to run Mr. Obama's battleground-state strategy in 2012.
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