Pro-Hillary super PAC signs up top Obama aides

Ready for Hillary, the super PAC aimed at getting Hillary Clinton to run for president in 2016, has hired a consulting firm run by top aides to President Obama's 2012 reelection campaign.

The super PAC will announce Wednesday that it has signed up 270 Strategies, the new consulting firm run by Obama's battleground states director, Mitch Stewart, and his national field director, Jeremy Bird.

Stewart and Bird were seen as instrumental in helping Obama craft his much-lauded ground game and rebuild his grassroots base of support, which was so strong in 2008.

“By building a strong volunteer organization now that connects with young people, women, and voters in key minority communities, the Ready for Hillary team is ensuring that, if and when Hillary makes any decision about her political future, she’ll have the grassroots army she needs to pave her way to victory and the White House," Bird said in a statement.

This is just the latest high-profile addition for the super PAC. The Ready for Hillary effort has earned the support of top Clinton supporters including James Carville and Harold Ickes and has signed up top Clinton aides including former Clinton White House political director Craig T. Smith and top Clinton fundraisers Susie Tompkins Buell and Christopher G. Korge.

Aaron Blake covers national politics and writes regularly for The Fix, the Post’s top political blog.
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