Former Obama political organizer Emmy Ruiz is in serious talks to lead Hillary Rodham Clinton's campaign operation in Nevada, Democrats with knowledge of the discussions said.

Clinton is continuing to build her political network in states with early primaries as she nears an April start to her 2016 campaign.

Ruiz recently worked as political director for Annie's List, which recruits Democratic women to run for office in Texas.

Previously she worked on immigration issues at Organizing for America and held political posts in the Obama and Clinton presidential campaigns.