Carville Raising Money for Pro-Hillary Super PAC

He's the first of the family's 'inner circle' to do so

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff

Posted Apr 4, 2013 1:43 PM CDT

(Newser) – Count James Carville among those who really want Hillary Clinton to run for president in 2016. He's supporting Ready for Hillary PAC, a super PAC whose mission is to get Clinton into the race, the Washington Post reports. In an email Carville is sending today, he will ask other Clinton backers to join him—preferably with cash in hand. "I’m not going to waste my time writing you about how great Hillary is or how formidable she’d be—you know it all already," reads the email. "But it isn’t worth squat to have the fastest car at the racetrack if there ain’t any gas in the tank."

Carville, who managed Bill Clinton's campaign in 1992, tells the Post he's helping the super PAC but is not an official member. USA Today notes that he's the first member of the "Clinton family's inner circle" to get onboard with the super PAC, which was started by Clinton supporters and former campaign staffers. A source adds that Carville is just "the first of several heavy hitters who will be rolled out by Ready for Hillary PAC." In other 2016 news:

  • In a lengthy interview with the Huffington Post, Newt Gingrich says he's not ruling out another run for president. (And also reveals he's a big Downton Abbey fan.)
  • And in the latest sign that he'll run, Rand Paul will be the first potential candidate to give a formal speech in first-primary-in-the-nation state New Hampshire. He'll be giving the keynote at a dinner next month, the AP reports.
If you're more interested in whether Clinton will run, Politico has a "viewer's guide" on what to watch for as you await a decision.

James Carville is seen before the NCAA Final Four  championship game between Kentucky and Kansas last year.
James Carville is seen before the NCAA Final Four championship game between Kentucky and Kansas last year.   (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
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