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Carville Backs Pro-Clinton Super PAC

There is yet another sign that Hillary Clinton is seriously considering a 2016 Presidential run. Long time Bill Clinton adviser James Carville is joining a pro-Hillary Super PAC. From the Washington Post:

Democratic strategist James Carville, a longtime confidant of the Clinton family, is supporting the super PAC devoted to luring Hillary Clinton into the 2016 presidential race.

A person familiar with Ready for Hillary PAC’s outreach efforts tells Post Politics that Carville has joined the effort and will send an e-mail Thursday asking supporters to do the same. He is thus far the most high-profile and well-known Clinton supporter to lend a hand.

“He is the first of several heavy hitters who will be rolled out by Ready for Hillary PAC,” the person said.

Clinton has such a dominant lead in the primary polling that if she chooses to run she would likely clear the field of serious Democratic competitors. If she won the Presidency in 2016 it would all but guarantee she would be the party’s nominee again in 2020.

This would mean the Democratic Party would go 16 years without a competitive presidential primary. That is a very long time for a party to go without a real debate about its direction or leadership.

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