Pro-Hillary Clinton group courts NH politicians


CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A group pushing Hillary Clinton to run for president is working to expand its clout in New Hampshire.

A senior adviser for the group, Ready for Hillary, spent Monday courting local political officials. He's promising that his organization will help New Hampshire Democrats in next fall's midterm elections.

Ready for Hillary is a so-called super PAC building a national network to benefit Clinton should she decide to seek the presidency in 2016. The former secretary of state hasn't disclosed her plans.

Ready for Hillary senior adviser Craig Smith says the group will mobilize thousands of volunteers for the 2014 elections. In New Hampshire, Gov. Maggie Hassan and Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (jeen shuh-HEEN'), both Democrats, face re-election.

Clinton won the New Hampshire Democratic primary in 2008 before losing the nomination to Barack Obama.

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