Ready for Hillary's helping hands

Ready for Hillary, the super-PAC focused on boosting Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonDemocrats seek leverage for trial Davis: Trump vs. Clinton impeachments – the major differences Sharice Davids to vote for Trump impeachment articles: 'The facts are uncontested' MORE in a potential presidential race, is stepping in to help Rep. Bruce BraleyBruce Lowell Braley2020 caucuses pose biggest challenge yet for Iowa's top pollster OPINION | Tax reform, not Trump-McConnell feuds, will make 2018 a win for GOP Ten years later, House Dems reunite and look forward MORE (D-Iowa).


The group will help the Democratic Senate hopeful with fundraising for his tight race and look to boost Democratic field operations across the map. The political action committee sent out an email highlighting Clinton's praise of Braley at last weekend's Steak Fry hosted by Sen. Tom HarkinThomas (Tom) Richard HarkinNew Hampshire parochialism, not whiteness, bedevils Democrats Democrats must question possible political surveillance Wisconsin lawmaker gets buzz-cut after vowing not to cut hair until sign language bill passed MORE (D-Iowa) and asking people to contribute to his Senate bid.

The organization has promised to help Democrats in tough midterm races, though this fundraising push comes late in the season. The group also aims to help Democrats on the ground and is planning on dispatching field staffers to 14 states starting Oct. 1.

Ready for Hillary spokesman Seth Bringman says the fundraising email is "the first of likely several such fundraising efforts for Democratic candidates in critical races this year."

"We are committed to doing everything we can to help Democrats maintain control of the U.S. Senate and to engage our supporters in critical races up and down the ballot this year," he told The Hill in an email. "We have a unique opportunity as an organization with already 2.5 million Hillary supporters to focus on the immediate goal of helping Democrats come out on top this November. It's a win-win."

Braley is in a close race with Iowa state Sen. Joni Ernst (R). A new poll out Wednesday morning from Quinnipiac University found her leading by 6 points, but most other recent polling has found the race within the margin of error.

The other states the group is focused on are Alaska, Arkansas, Colorado, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, North Carolina, New Hampshire, and South Carolina, all of which have competitive Senate or gubernatorial races.