A super PAC in support of Hillary Clinton for president in 2016 was registered with the Federal Election Commission on Friday.
“Ready for Hillary,” the super PAC formed for a potential Clinton run for president in 2016, is chaired by Allida Black, the founder of the Eleanor Roosevelt Papers Project at George Washington University and a member of the board of directors of the Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute, reports The Washington Post.
“We want to be ready to help Hillary when Hillary is ready to run,” Black explained.
The official website won’t launch for a few more weeks, but the group’s Twitter account already has nearly 50,000 followers “and we haven’t really done anything yet,” Black says.
Still, we’re all avoiding the central question, aren’t we? Will Hillary Clinton run for president in 2016?
Though the outgoing secretary of state has repeatedly denied that she’s interested in a 2016 run, polls continue to show that she is incredibly popular, and more so than the man-who-would-be-incumbent, Vice President Joe Biden.
She told CNN‘s Wolf Blitzer last April “That [a presidential run] is not in the future for me, but obviously I’m hoping that I’ll get to cast my vote for a woman running for president of our country.”
However, in more recent interviews, Clinton has seemed slightly more open to the idea, playing coy in her answers about a 2016 bid.
“Well I’m not thinking about anything like that right now. I’m looking forward to finishing my tenure as secretary of state and catching up on 20 years of sleep deprivation,” Clinton said Tuesday.
“I think that, you know, look, obviously the president and I care deeply about what’s going to happen for our country in the future. And I don’t think, you know, either he or I can make predictions about what’s going to happen tomorrow or the next year,” she said earlier, during her 60 Minutes interview alongside President Obama that aired Sunday.
Would you vote for Hillary Clinton in 2016?