Washington (CNN) – A pro-Hillary Clinton super PAC is stepping up its involvement in key presidential primary states – but swear they are primarily focused on 2014.
Ready for Hillary, the group that is urging the former secretary of state to run for president in 2016, has donated $10,000 to the New Hampshire Democratic Party. The donation is the max the group can give to the party given their current FEC standing.
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In addition to the donation, which was first reported by WMUR, Ready for Hillary will sponsor the party's 100 Club dinner.
Despite the group's obvious 2016 focus in getting Clinton elected president, a source for the group says the donation has more to do with the 2014 midterm elections.
"Expect to see us everywhere that we can be helpful in 2014," the source said. "We are looking at all of our options on how we can be helpful this year."
The New Hampshire holds the first primary in the presidential nominating contests and is widely seen as a critical state for presidential hopefuls. During her failed run at the presidency in 2008, Clinton won the popular vote in the New Hampshire primary, but ended up receiving the same number of delegates as then-Illinois Sen. Barack Obama.
This is not Ready for Hillary's first state party donation, nor is it the group's first foray into New Hampshire politics.
The source said that Ready for Hillary has made "multiple contributions to state parties," but would not elaborate on which states.
"We are making contributions to support ongoing efforts in these states for 2014," the source said. "We are having conversations when we make these donations and they are being made to be used right now."
In March, Ready for Hillary got involved in the race for the New Hampshire's Executive Council, the state's executive body that advises and checks the power of the governor. Because of the outsized role the state plays in presidential elections, ties to the Executive Council are important for prospective candidates.
Ready for Hillary's involvement, however, was not successful. Their candidate, Democrat Mike Cryans, lost to Republican Joe Kenney in the race.
Ready for Hillary is also exploring involvement in purchasing state Democratic voter files.
Though the group currently has a sizable voter file, buying state party data at a "fair market value" allows Ready for Hillary to give more money to the state party. These purchases would count as an exchange for services, not a donation.
"There is all that data from presidential cycles that is available from state parties and buying that data is not considered a contribution," the source said. "We have not to date purchased any data directly from the state parties, but is that an option on the table? Absolutely."
In addition to the New Hampshire donation, Ready for Hillary is on the ground in other key primary states.
The Ready for Hillary source said the group's West Coast regional director will be in Nevada on Friday for the state's Democratic Party convention. Nevada, like New Hampshire, is a key primary state in presidential politics.
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