‘Ready for Hillary’ Slate Sweeps D.C. Elections

The pro-Clinton candidates credit enthusiasm about a potential presidential run for their win.

Stacks of 'Ready For Hillary' bumper stickers are seen at the Super PAC offices working on behalf of undeclared US Presidential candidate and former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton July 11, 2013 in a shopping center office in Alexandria, Virginia. The 'Ready For Hillary' Super PAC has already mailed out 50,000 'Ready For Hillary' bumper stickers to potential financial donors. The Super PAC is sending out I-Phone buttons, lapel buttons, bumper stickers, t-shirts, hats, and other promotional items.
National Journal
Alex Seitz-Wald
April 2, 2014, 8:52 a.m.

Hil­lary Clin­ton just won an elec­tion, more than a year and a half out from the start of the 2016 pres­id­en­tial con­test.

A slate of can­did­ates run­ning on their en­thu­si­asm for a po­ten­tial Clin­ton pres­id­en­tial bid swept the field in Tues­day’s Dis­trict of Columbia Demo­crat­ic primary, win­ning all four posts in which their can­did­ates com­peted.

The can­did­ates from the D.C. Ready for Hil­lary slate won two slots to rep­res­ent Wash­ing­ton on the Demo­crat­ic Na­tion­al Com­mit­tee, and two al­tern­ate po­s­i­tions.

MaryEva Can­don, who won her race to be on the Demo­crat­ic Na­tion­al Com­mit­tee, cred­its the former sec­ret­ary of State with the win. “It’s a huge win for Hil­lary! We have all been in­volved and people know us here, but it was the as­so­ci­ation with want­ing Hil­lary to run in 2016 that made for the over­whelm­ing vote,” Can­don told Na­tion­al Journ­al. “I think it’s a Hil­lary story, I don’t think it’s our in­di­vidu­als who are the story.”

The Ready for Hil­lary slate won hand­ily over two oth­ers, the pro­gress­ive Rent Is Too Darn High and the more es­tab­lish­ment Demo­crats Mov­ing For­ward slates. The slate has no af­fil­i­ation with the Ready for Hil­lary su­per PAC, which is work­ing to build grass­roots sup­port for a po­ten­tial Clin­ton can­did­acy.

Ar­ring­ton Dix­on, a former D.C. coun­cil mem­ber, won the oth­er slot on the na­tion­al com­mit­ee. DNC mem­bers play a key role in set­ting the rules of pres­id­en­tial primar­ies, and the Ready for Hil­lary slate ran on their de­sire to help Clin­ton if she runs in 2016.

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