Ready for Hillary goes hyperlocal in New Hampshire special election
March 11th, 2014
06:34 PM ET
9 years ago

Ready for Hillary goes hyperlocal in New Hampshire special election

Washington (CNN) – Ready for Hillary, a super PAC urging former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to run for president in 2016, is in New Hampshire on Tuesday, working to help influence a Granite State special election before voters go to the ballot box.

Although the move is unique for a national super PAC focused on the 2016 election, it could be considered an early investment that could later pay off in New Hampshire, which holds the first-in-the-nation presidential primary.

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According to a source close to the group, Ready for Hillary has 20 volunteers working for Democrats in Tuesday’s elections, where voters will go to the ballot box to vote on a number of local issues and candidates.

In particular, the group is focusing their efforts on a special election to the state's five-member Executive Council where Democrat Mike Cryans is facing off against Republican Joe Kenney. The Executive Council is the executive body of New Hampshire that advises and checks the power of the state’s governor.

With New Hampshire playing such an outsized role in presidential elections, ties to the state’s Executive Council are important for prospective candidates.

"Ready for Hillary wants our supporters to know about today’s election and to get out and vote,” said Seth Bringman, spokesman for the super PAC. “This is a critical election for the Granite State, and our grassroots supporters are mobilizing.”

New Hampshire has a storied history with the Clintons. During his 1992 presidential run, then-Arkansas Gov. Bill Clinton came back from dismal poll numbers in the state to finish second in the primary. For the second-place finish, Clinton was dubbed “The Comeback Kid,” and the momentum helped carry him to eventually securing the Democratic nomination.

Over the weekend, Ready for Hillary activists were in Iowa – another critical state in presidential elections – where the group worked to sign up supporters at Democratic county conventions throughout the state.

The story about Ready for Hillary’s involvement in New Hampshire was first reported WMUR.

Filed under: 2016 • Hillary Clinton • New Hampshire • Ready for Hillary
soundoff (12 Responses)
  1. Me

    Holy cow batman, how many stories do you need on Hillary in one day, man I think CNN is obsessed! You know what would be funny, if she didn’t even run in 2016, what a waste of time CNN would be….

    March 11, 2014 06:43 pm at 6:43 pm |
  2. Gurgyl

    Hillary, kindly take some rest, we love you dearly.

    March 11, 2014 07:15 pm at 7:15 pm |
  3. Terry b

    CAn we stop the nazi party. Lets hope so

    March 11, 2014 07:46 pm at 7:46 pm |
  4. Neutral Observer

    I think you could just write the line "Hillary goes hyper-_____" and fill in the blank and you'd be spot on. Sounds like she still has some issues left over from last election.

    March 11, 2014 08:10 pm at 8:10 pm |
  5. sam

    If America elects another democrat after Obama America is done.

    March 11, 2014 08:13 pm at 8:13 pm |
  6. Smitty

    What difference does it make ??? From the woman whos husband IS THE WAR ON WOMEN !!!!

    March 11, 2014 09:32 pm at 9:32 pm |
  7. S. B. Stein

    I wonder what will happen if she decides that she isn't going to run.

    March 11, 2014 11:00 pm at 11:00 pm |
  8. stuartx1

    But without Jeff Thompson to illegally do shadow campaigning who is going to get those street teams moving?

    March 11, 2014 11:06 pm at 11:06 pm |
  9. Sojourner Truth

    No more Bushes and no more Clintons, please.

    March 11, 2014 11:47 pm at 11:47 pm |
  10. Thomas

    This is what happens when you drink diet soda !

    Ready for Hillary 2016 ?

    March 12, 2014 12:04 am at 12:04 am |
  11. RomaVIctgor

    Just wondering why the team wasn't in Florida to help beat Jolly?

    March 12, 2014 02:53 am at 2:53 am |
  12. Marie MD

    We are also ready in Maryland.

    March 12, 2014 06:22 am at 6:22 am |