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Hillary Turns to Super-PAC to Raise Big Bucks for Campaign

By    |   Wednesday, 06 May 2015 07:50 PM

Hillary Clinton is personally reaching out to donors to fatten a super-PAC supporting her candidacy — a break from President Barack Obama's reluctance in endorsing the independent groups that can accept unlimited checks, The New York Times reports.

The decision marks an escalation of what's expected to be the most expensive presidential campaign in history, the Times reports.

The Times reports that Clinton planned to raise money for Priorities USA Action, the top Democratic super-PAC, but held off in part because she wanted a slow ramp-up to her campaign and had pledged to make campaign finance reform a critical issue.

Supporters persuaded her to step it up before enthusiasm waned after her campaign announcement — and while Jeb Bush is aggressively raising money, the Times reports.

"With some Republican candidates reportedly setting up and outsourcing their entire campaign to super-PACs and the Koch brothers pledging $1 billion alone for the 2016 campaign, Democrats have to have the resources to fight back," one unnamed Clinton campaign official told The Times.

"There is too much at stake for our future for Democrats to unilaterally disarm."

A transformation has taken place in the last week of Priorities USA from a "pro-Obama organization to one designed to support . . . Clinton," the Times reports, including tapping Guy Cecil to help oversee it and increasing the role of Clinton's longtime adviser Harold Ickes.

Clinton plans to put the strategy in motion this week on a three-day swing through California, the Times reports.

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