(WASHINGTON) -- Hillary Clinton's possible plans for a 2016 run for the White House got a huge boost Thursday when the super political action committee Priorities USA Action announced it would pour its energies into electing her president.
What is especially notable about the announcement from the nation's leading liberal PAC is that it came from Priorities USA Action co-chair Jim Messina, the manager of President Obama's successful 2012 reelection campaign.
Messina said in a statement, "Having played a critical role in 2012, Priorities USA Action has very clearly demonstrated its ability to help elect a Democratic president." The PAC's goal now is to do the same for Clinton, who has yet to declare her intentions.
However, most political observers assume the former secretary of state is merely biding her time so as not to peak too early for what is likely a clear path to the Democratic presidential nomination.
Priorities USA Action, which is also co-chaired by former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm, plans to attract major donors to raise millions for TV advertising in what will likely be an even more expensive campaign than the 2012 race that cost an estimated $2 billion.
Meanwhile, the Republican National Committee is already asking its donors for $16 apiece to defeat the 2016 "Clinton Machine."
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