Email Onslaught May Create ‘Clinton Fatigue’ Among Donors



Hillary Clinton may not have yet announced whether she’s running for president in 2016, but the Ready for Hillary super PAC acts as if she has – and some Democrats in early voting states are being badgered by the group’s fund-raising emails.

“I’ll be ready for Hillary when Hillary’s ready for Hillary,” Bill Verge, a Democratic activist who worked on John Kerry’s 2004 campaign in New Hampshire, told Politico.

Verge said he has been “inundated with emails daily” from the group, which was formed on Clinton’s behalf in April 2013 but has no formal ties to her, Politico reports.

Pat Sass, who chairs the Blackhawk County Democrats in Iowa, said: “People are tired of people asking for money every time they look at their email. They feel the election is far away.”

While a Ready for Hillary spokesman did not respond to queries from Politico, the super PAC continues to rebuild the former secretary of state’s list of supporters.

That roster, dormant since 2008, would then be rented or sold to any eventual Clinton campaign.

“I’m not going to be ready for Hillary until she announces she’s running for president,” Mary Tetreau, a Democratic activist in Londonderry, N.H., told Politico.

Tetreau said she unsubscribed from the super PAC’s email blast the day before the November congressional elections. She called Ready for Hillary’s approach “annoying.”

The strategy could create “Clinton fatigue” should she decide to seek the Democratic presidential nomination, Politico reports, and spur fears that she is taking it all for granted.

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