Obama Whizzes Join Hillary Super PAC

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Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks to guests at the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) on June 13, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois.

Democrats might be behind already in Iowa for 2016, but Hillary Clinton is getting a major advantage. A consulting firm run by strategists behind President Obama’s win in the battleground state in 2012 has been hired by the super PAC Ready for Hillary. The consulting firm, 270 Strategies, is run by Mitch Stewart, who was Obama’s battleground-states director, and also employs Jeremy Bird, Obama’s national field director. Ready for Hillary already has a number of Democratic bigwigs from the Clinton White House, including top supporters James Carville and Harold Ickes, former White House political director Craig T. Smith, and Clinton fundraisers Susie Tompkins Buell and Christopher G. Korge.