Big name gets behind Hillary PAC
April 4th, 2013
09:15 AM ET
10 years ago

Big name gets behind Hillary PAC

(CNN) – The Ready for Hillary super PAC is getting some high-profile help.

James Carville, the Democratic strategist who has close ties to Bill and Hillary Clinton, sent an email to the group's distribution list saying he supports the PAC and wants people to get on board.

The note from Carville wasn’t a fundraising missive. Carville won't officially be joining Ready for Hillary, a source close to the group said.

“There hasn't been a presidential election in my lifetime when Democrats have been as united behind a potential candidate as we are today. The enthusiasm and hunger for a Hillary Clinton Presidency is unlike anything I've ever seen,” Carville wrote in his email, urging supporters to register their names and email addresses with the super PAC.

“We owe it to Hillary to start putting the building blocks of her campaign together now. The modern political campaign demands it,” he wrote.

Carville's email comes days after the group hired Matt Felan to serve as finance director. Felan acted as the deputy national finance director on Clinton's 2008 presidential bid.

On Tuesday, the Ready for Hillary super PAC organized a rally outside the Kennedy Center, where Clinton was delivering her first remarks since stepping down as secretary of state in February. More than a hundred supporters waved signed as people arrived for the Vital Voices event.

Carville managed Bill Clinton's 1992 presidential campaign, and acted as an adviser to Hillary Clinton's 2008 bid.

The Washington Post first reported the news of Carville's email for the Ready for Hillary PAC.

Filed under: Hillary Clinton • James Carville
soundoff (37 Responses)
  1. James Bond

    St, im trying to figure out who your refering to, i just cant think of a repub that fits that description, just sayin

    April 4, 2013 10:57 am at 10:57 am |
  2. Pete

    It's funny how the procrastinating goes on and didn't we just elect Pres.Obama for another term..Yes if Hillary does or doesn't that's the topic years from now and the main concern today is to get these obstructionistic morons the republicans in both houses to do their jobs and its for their constituents not the corporate ,wealthy elitists like Romney that fills their greedy pockets to protect them and that has to stop..Democrates as well as republicans do the job we voters sent you to in Washington to do and if not at least be man or woman enough to say the jobs too big or you're not right for the job and leave ,its an honor to be voted to a seat in either house and should be treated as such..Quit wasting our time and money if you're not gonna to help America so either do your job again as I said or leave , I can't get any blounter than that can I !!

    April 4, 2013 10:58 am at 10:58 am |
  3. Rudy NYC

    Palin Power

    Hillary has no chance against Sarah Palin in 2016. Palin will easily PWN Hillary and be our next and greatest President! Sarah Palin is overwhelmingly superior over Hillary.
    You're probably right. Clinton would not be running to be the Tea Party's Republian nominee against Palin. And, Palin would never make it as far as her first presidential debate, either. Some are meant to be leaders of minds, while others are menat to be leaders of people. Clinton is both while Palin is neither.

    April 4, 2013 10:58 am at 10:58 am |
  4. James Bond

    Well said john, i agree 100%

    April 4, 2013 11:00 am at 11:00 am |
  5. Wake up People!

    The GOP claims they are for the middle class. If that's even partially true, why do they go against everything to help us? I remember back in 2009, right after I lost my job and for the first time in my life, I had to apply for unemployment. Why was the GOP against extending unemployment when NO ONE was hiring at that time? Why are they against raising the minimum wage? And don't give me that BS about exploding the economy or whatever crap they spew. How can people making enough to live on and putting some back in the economy be a bad thing? Earlier in the week, on our local news they were saying how some democratic members of Congress were trying to get sick days for people, due to so many getting sick with the flu this winter, wouldn't you know the GOP is adamantly against it? How can anyone who isn't wealthy support these rotten people? They have simply found a way to almost legalize slavery. How in the world can you support your family making less than $10 per hour?

    April 4, 2013 11:08 am at 11:08 am |
  6. Fair is Fair

    @ ST –

    You compared the office of President of the United States to the office of Pope.

    Does the Pope have his finger on 9,000 nuclear warheads?
    Does the Pope have an annual budget of over $3 Trillion?
    Does the Pope have a bicameral congress and Supreme Court considered to be his equal in power?
    Does the Pope have the title of Commander in Chief of the world's most powerful armed forces?

    Etc, etc, etc.

    April 4, 2013 11:08 am at 11:08 am |
  7. Heck NO!

    I was an ardent supporter and contributor to Clinton's campaign. Then she capitulated to the devil and joined his team - the very same guy who tore her to shreds with race baiting and horrible insults. That showed me once and for all that Hillary has no class, no values, and is nothing but a ruthless politician going after "the prize" at any cost. Shame on her!

    April 4, 2013 11:09 am at 11:09 am |
  8. Larry L

    @Palin Power

    Hillary has no chance against Sarah Palin in 2016. Palin will easily PWN Hillary and be our next and greatest President! Sarah Palin is overwhelmingly superior over Hillary.
    Palin wasn't much help to John McCain... Did you see the movie? Besides... people actually want the POTUS to finish the term the taxpayers elected them to serve. It's also nice to have some knowledge of something... Still... I sincerely hope she gets the GOP nomination.

    April 4, 2013 11:11 am at 11:11 am |
  9. tammyk tammy

    John in Brooklyn, you are spot on in your description of the Party of NO. They have no ideas, take no action, have no care for the people, offer no future for this country.

    April 4, 2013 11:23 am at 11:23 am |
  10. Lynda/Minnesota

    @Heck NO!

    Update your talking points. What you've got going now isn't going to work against Hillary any better than it worked against Barack.

    April 4, 2013 11:28 am at 11:28 am |
  11. John Illinois

    Who would have ever thought the ultra-liberal, left-wing extremist Carville would be backing Clinton?!!? Anything but a liberal socialist after the current socialist in the White House!

    April 4, 2013 11:29 am at 11:29 am |
  12. freedom

    @Larry L

    You believe some stupid movie made by bitter cowards who blame Palin for the loss of the presidency – and marketed by liberal , hateful hollywood producers? If that's what you base your decisions on, then that expaiins a lot about how screwed up this country has become. I guess you watch – and live by the Kardashians too?

    April 4, 2013 11:33 am at 11:33 am |
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