Pro-Clinton Super PAC Hires Obama 2012 Field Organizers
Ready for Hillary, the super PAC pushing a presidential bid by Hillary Rodham Clinton, is joining forces with a firm whose leaders built President Obama’s wildly successful grassroots campaign operation.
The PAC announced it has hired 270 Strategies to build a field operation to marshal voter support for a potential 2016 Clinton campaign. The firm’s partners include Jeremy Bird, Obama’s 2012 national field director, and Mitch Stewart, who oversaw the campaign’s operations in battleground states.
“There is no one that better understands grassroots presidential politics than the team that won the last two presidential elections,” Craig Smith, a senior advisor to the super PAC, said in a statement. He said the firm will help mobilize the “hundreds of thousands of Americans” who are urging Clinton to run.