Super PAC relaunches with top Clinton, Sanders operatives
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A major super PAC that backed former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonGrassley blasts Democrats over unwillingness to probe Clinton GOP lawmakers cite new allegations of political bias in FBI Top intel Dem: Trump Jr. refused to answer questions about Trump Tower discussions with father MORE is hiring two of the most prominent staffers from the Clinton and Sen. Bernie SandersBernard (Bernie) SandersSchumer: Franken should resign Franken resignation could upend Minnesota races Avalanche of Democratic senators say Franken should resign MORE (I-Vt.) campaigns, Politico reported on Wednesday.

 

Clinton’s former national press secretary, Brian Fallon, will join Priorities USA Action as a senior adviser, while Sanders’s former press secretary, Symone Sanders, will serve as a strategist for communications and political outreach.

The new hires are part of Priorities USA’s efforts to expand its role in the Democratic Party in the wake of President-elect Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpHouse Democrat slams Donald Trump Jr. for ‘serious case of amnesia’ after testimony Skier Lindsey Vonn: I don’t want to represent Trump at Olympics Poll: 4 in 10 Republicans think senior Trump advisers had improper dealings with Russia MORE’s long-shot victory.

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During the 2016 presidential race, Priorities USA raised nearly $200 million for Clinton’s campaign — the most ever raised by a super PAC. Now the group is looking to relaunch as a center of Democratic politics.

 

"Many organizations will be in the day-to-day fight against Trump and the Republicans, developing war rooms and large communications operations," Priorities chief strategist Guy Cecil told Politico. "Priorities USA is already partnering with many of these efforts and will deploy our resources at every level to fight back every day. However, we will also take the long view, ensuring that one thousand fights aren’t simply one thousand individual fights."