Report: Pro-Hillary Super PAC Failing to Raise Clinton Cash for 2016

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From the Wall Street Journal:

The super PAC supporting Hillary Clinton’s presidential bid is struggling to raise money and now expects to collect only about $15 million through the end of June, people familiar with the matter said Wednesday.

The group, Priorities USA Action, is shaking up its senior staff in hopes of jump-starting a fundraising operation that, five weeks after Mrs. Clinton entered the presidential race, has garnered only about $5 million in hard commitments, two people familiar with events say. A third person said the total was $15 million when counting commitments to be paid through November 2016.

Priorities is led by a number of prominent Democrats, including President Barack Obama’s 2012 campaign manager, Jim Messina. Buffy Wicks, who was named executive director of Priorities in January 2014, is likely to leave and take a senior position in the Clinton campaign, based in Brooklyn, N.Y., one Clinton adviser said. Day-to-day leadership of the super PAC has passed to Guy Cecil, who worked on her 2008 presidential campaign.

“There’s some dissatisfaction with the fundraising,” one person familiar with the group’s operations said. “There was some unhappiness with the lack of leadership in the organization.”

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