There’s a bit of online confusion this week over a political action committee for Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign. Namely, that it exists.
I’ve gotten a few red flags on my tip line from readers about shares from this Facebook page; a campaign PAC for the former Secretary of State with over one-million likes. The question is, apparently, “when did she announce?”
She didn’t (yet). And that page/PAC isn’t even new.
The page was created just days after Election Day in 2012 by the “Ready For Hillary PAC,” which says that its “Not Authorized by any Candidate or Candidate’s Committee” on its website. So basically, it’s a fan club for a potential Hillary Clinton campaign.
There’s a pretty good (and recent) profile of the group at WP Politics, but in the words of Michael Trujillo, a senior adviser to the group, the group’s job “is to basically convince, to urge, to nudge, to hug Hillary Clinton into the presidential race.”
So no, Hillary Clinton has not yet announced her intention to run for president in 2016, but yes, her campaign is well underway.