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Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Mother Jones: He's a 28-year-old reserve police officer completing a bachelor's degree in criminology at Virginia's George Mason University. She's a 62-year-old Eleanor Roosevelt scholar and history professor at George Washington University in DC. Adam Parkhomenko and Allida Black are unlikely friends; they are the even unlikelier masterminds of Ready for Hillary, a super-PAC that has risen from ragtag origins to become a central component of Hillary Clinton's shadow presidential campaign-in-waiting.

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Parkhomenko and Black fall well outside the Clintons' rarefied inner circle of advisers, consultants, fundraisers, and confidantes. Both are Hillary superfans who until very recently were political neophytes. Yet since cofounding Ready for Hillary in January 2013, they've managed to raise $4 million, which they are channeling into building a massive database of supporters and volunteers that will become the foundation for Clinton's presidential run if she jumps into the race. (Within the Ready for Hillary world, there's little doubt that leap will come.) Parkhomenko and Black have also attracted key Clinton aides and allies to their super-PAC and thus have obtained the unofficial blessing of the Clintons themselves. ...

The 2012 election was a few weeks old when Parkhomenko phoned Black with an audacious plan to boost the presidential prospects of their political idol. He floated the idea of forming a pro-Hillary super-PAC with a name that summed up their sentiments: Ready for Hillary. Unlike other super-PACs, which gather millions to bankroll political ads, Parkhomenko envisioned using the group to revitalize Clinton's now-outdated voter, volunteer, and donor databases.

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I'm so Ready for Hillary.

#1 | Posted by JOE at 2014-02-18 09:02 PM | Reply | Flag:

Wait a second! Are these not the same people complaining about money in politics?
Just kidding, but the point is well taken. Just some money is evil.
In the meantime, the Dems should have run Hillary in 2008. She has little chance now, I bet.

#2 | Posted by Diablo at 2014-02-19 01:52 AM | Reply | Flag:

I won't vote for hillary for the same reason I didn't vote for obama/bush/etc: they are fascist criminals.

#3 | Posted by Shawn at 2014-02-19 10:17 AM | Reply | Flag:

We could pay off the national debt if everyone would just donate a dollar every time Shawn called someone a fascist.

#4 | Posted by Corky at 2014-02-19 10:29 AM | Reply | Flag: | Funny: 1

Democrats are going to cost themselves the Congress by starting the Hillary machine up early.

#5 | Posted by Dalton at 2014-02-19 11:11 AM | Reply | Flag:

Actually, were she to make an early decision, that would solidify the Party and encourage voters to give her a majority in congress.

#6 | Posted by Corky at 2014-02-19 11:13 AM | Reply | Flag:

I'm strictly talking about the money and organizing. She won't declare until after the mid terms though. If democrats lose Congress she'd be smart to distance herself from the loss.

#7 | Posted by Dalton at 2014-02-19 11:18 AM | Reply | Flag:

Actually, were she to make an early decision, that would solidify the Party and encourage voters to give her a majority in congress.

#6 | Posted by Corky

I just looked out the window and saw a flock of pigs.

#8 | Posted by wisgod at 2014-02-19 11:23 AM | Reply | Flag:

oh no no no no...with all due respect, this just can't be correct. a pac for democrats..noooooooo couldn't be. I've read here and all sorts of other places where this sort of thing is unamerican and only something the evil rich republicans would ever do.

what's that??

oh really ???

well never mind then....

what was that? a majority for dems in the house? really ??

oh man..so what comedian came up with that ?

oh well, i'm just glad that all those billionaire democrats can still rant against a lowly 200 million dollar man with a straight face about fiscal justice.....

#11 | Posted by afkabl2 at 2014-02-19 12:46 PM | Reply | Flag:

"She has little chance now, I bet.
#2 | Posted by Diablo"

OK, let's bet. I'll take Hillary, you take someone else. How much do you want to bet? And do you want the loser to pay the winner, or donate to a charity of the winner's choice?

#12 | Posted by mOntecOre at 2014-02-19 12:55 PM | Reply | Flag:

it would have to be a vegas bet where you get the odds at the time....

rather than like a horse race where you get the odds at post and not what they were when you made the bet.

when we get through with this lying woman, the odds will be different.

#13 | Posted by afkabl2 at 2014-02-19 02:59 PM | Reply | Flag:

I was going to ask Montecore what he meant by that, but what's the use? I bet a sock puppet has already flagged it as newsworthy or 'funny'.

#15 | Posted by Diablo at 2014-02-20 01:43 AM | Reply | Flag:

This is what I meant by that, Diablo:

"She has little chance now, I bet.
#2 | Posted by Diablo"

"OK, let's bet. I'll take Hillary, you take someone else. How much do you want to bet? And do you want the loser to pay the winner, or donate to a charity of the winner's choice?
#12 | Posted by mOntecOre"

You want to bet, or are you just puffing?

#16 | Posted by mOntecOre at 2014-02-20 08:43 PM | Reply | Flag:

I take your silence as confirmation that you were just puffing. Nice work, cupcake.

#17 | Posted by mOntecOre at 2014-02-21 12:50 PM | Reply | Flag:

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