WASHINGTON (AP) — One of the largest outside political groups is lining up behind Hillary Rodham Clinton and has recruited President Barack Obama's campaign manager as a leader.
Priorities USA confirms it will align itself with Clinton, if the former secretary of state seeks the White House in 2016. The group also said its co-chairman will be Obama re-election campaign manager Jim Messina.
Messina joins other Obama veterans already on board.
Clinton has not yet decided if she will run for president. The former senator and first lady would start with clear advantages in name recognition, fundraising potential and respect within the party.
The New York Times was first to report the news. A Priorities spokesman confirms the shift.