Pro-Clinton group touts war chest, heads to key progressive conference
July 15th, 2014
02:04 PM ET
4 months ago

Pro-Clinton group touts war chest, heads to key progressive conference

(CNN) - The gang at Ready for Hillary shouldn't have any problems when it comes to gas money for their bus, which is on its way to the Netroots Nation conference in Detroit.

The pro-Hillary Clinton super PAC urging the former secretary of state to run for president announced Tuesday that it raised more than $2.5 million the past three months, adding 33,000 new donors in the second quarter. Since forming 18 months ago, Ready for Hillary says it's raised over $8.25 million and now has more than two million supporters.

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Ready for Hillary, formed shortly after Clinton left the State Department by some longtime loyalists of the former senator and first lady, has focused on building a sizable list of Clinton grassroots supporters. It's also put organizers in key states, and has gone up with some digital ads. The group says it's also helping to elect Democratic candidates in this year's midterm elections.

Clinton is not attending Netroots Nation. The conference is the largest annual gathering of progressives, who are a key part of the Democratic Party's base. But several members of Ready for Hillary and Rising Tide, its digital partner, will be there, holding a session on how grassroots activists have changed the political landscape, and hosting a party for conference attendees.

Vice President Joe Biden, who is also considering a 2016 White House bid, will speak at the conference, along with Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, who's considered a hero to progressives. Warren has said she won't run for president in 2016.

CNN Political Editor Paul Steinhauser contributed to this report


Filed under: 2016 • Hillary Clinton • Ready for Hillary
soundoff (18 Responses)
  1. a concerned citizen

    Let the hate begin.

    July 15, 2014 02:14 pm at 2:14 pm |
  2. sonny chapman

    Hillary's biggest problems: Will Dems. forgive her for her Iraq War Vote ? Can she go through a whole Campaign w/out getting Swift Boated ?

    July 15, 2014 02:22 pm at 2:22 pm |
  3. Rick McDaniel

    There is no such thing as a progressive.........there are only wasteful, squandering liberals, who seek dictatorship in America. That is only progressive for those who seek to live under a dictator.

    July 15, 2014 02:38 pm at 2:38 pm |
  4. Rick McDaniel

    Hillary has no chance at all........of winning. She cannot win the primary. Anyone who opposes her, will garner more votes.

    July 15, 2014 02:41 pm at 2:41 pm |
  5. #NOTreadyFORkillary

    Vote for Killary, vote for the destruction of this country at the hands of an incompetent, grossly negligent liar.

    July 15, 2014 02:42 pm at 2:42 pm |
  6. Ready for Some Interns

    Please elect Hillary in 2016. I hear they got a fresh bunch of interns that need some personalized training if you catch my drift. Thanks, Bubba

    July 15, 2014 02:44 pm at 2:44 pm |
  7. Gurgyl

    Hillary16. First woman president to freeze immigration.

    July 15, 2014 02:54 pm at 2:54 pm |
  8. sonny chapman

    I've seen Three Kinds of Repub. Hate in recent times: Bill Clinton Hate, Hillary Clinton Hate & No. 1, Obama Hate.

    July 15, 2014 03:00 pm at 3:00 pm |
  9. Silence DoGood

    @Rick McDaniel
    There is no such thing as a progressive.........there are only wasteful, squandering liberals, who seek dictatorship in America. That is only progressive for those who seek to live under a dictator.
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    The GOP/TP is regressive, wanting to always go back, to a mythological past, the good old days when you could plunder and discriminate against anyone without a care.

    The opposite of regressive is progressive, and I am glad to call myself one. And I will vote for one to move forward.

    July 15, 2014 03:26 pm at 3:26 pm |
  10. Anonymous

    All you need to do is read the previous blog on DR Ben Carson to recognize the low life regulars on here..trashing a world renown life saving childrens neurosurgeon is about as low as you can go..cheers, liberals...

    July 15, 2014 03:27 pm at 3:27 pm |
  11. Silence DoGood

    @sonny chapman
    Hillary's biggest problems: Will Dems. forgive her for her Iraq War Vote ? Can she go through a whole Campaign w/out getting Swift Boated ?
    --------------–
    Like all the other non-troversies, she has explained this repeatedly. Our president at the time was lying to the nation. Many people were deceived by the WMD, the centrifuge tubes, the uranium imports, the Al Qaeda presence, etc, etc. She voted based on the trust of false intelligence. Now we know the truth about W, back then only suspected.

    July 15, 2014 03:29 pm at 3:29 pm |
  12. sonny chapman

    PS-I'm from the South; and thoughIi was only in the Fourth Grade, I do remember LBJ Hate. He was called a "N" Lover by some of my fellow Fourth Graders.

    July 15, 2014 03:32 pm at 3:32 pm |
  13. sonny crapman

    sonny chapman
    I've seen Three Kinds of Repub. Hate in recent times: Bill Clinton Hate, Hillary Clinton Hate & No. 1, Obama Hate.
    -–

    But the left has shown nothing but love and kindness to Bush & Cheney correct? You reap what you sow.

    July 15, 2014 03:33 pm at 3:33 pm |
  14. Hillary Clinton - Butcher of Benghazi

    Hillary Clinton is the originator of the video lie. It first came out of the State Dept. and she even repeated it in person to the families of the 4 Americans she got killed then abandoned. She then pushed to have the maker of the video arrested to bolster her lie. Fact is SHE is the one that should be in prison for her gross negligence in the death of her direct report, Ambassador Stevens. If she gets elected expect many more to die because of her incompetence.

    July 15, 2014 03:37 pm at 3:37 pm |
  15. sifto77

    Concerned citizen..want to see hate? Read the disgusting blogs on the Dr Carson article..

    July 15, 2014 03:37 pm at 3:37 pm |
  16. Thomas

    Vote Republican , Drive a Hummer !

    July 15, 2014 03:45 pm at 3:45 pm |
  17. Gurgyl

    Republicans and their illegals are gone with the wind.

    July 15, 2014 03:55 pm at 3:55 pm |
  18. Gunderson

    So what is a Progressive?
    They follow the old Liberal Mantra. WITH YOUR MONEY AND MY BRAINS, WE WILL GO PLACES. So far we have an 18 Trillion Dollar Federal Debt and all the Trimmings. Hillary is part of that Debt. Jobs? Don't even mention it !

    July 15, 2014 03:58 pm at 3:58 pm |