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7 People Who Prove The Clinton Gang Is Officially Back Together For 2016

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Craig Smith
Then: White House political director; Now: Senior adviser to Ready for Hillary

The first big, public get for the Hillary 2016 movement when he signed onto Ready for Hillary last spring. He authored the text of a new Ready for Hillary direct-mail fundraising push that launched last week.

Harold Ickes
Then: White House deputy chief of staff; Now: Senior adviser to Ready for Hillary

“One of the purposes is to show what we think is the very broad and deep support for her,” Ickes told the New York Times. “And if she decides to run, then within the confines of the law, these names and e-mail addresses would be given to the campaign.”

He is reportedly one of the Clinton confidants directly encouraging Hillary to run.

Jonathan Mantz
Then: Clinton 2008 finance director; Now: Senior adviser to Priorities USA

In what is not likely a coincidence, he joined Priorities USA, the liberal super PAC that backed Obama's 2012 re-election campaign, at the same time that the group announced its plan to support a Clinton 2016 run.

Tracy Sefl
Then: Clinton 2008 media adviser; Now: Senior adviser to Ready for Hillary

"Any time the word inevitably comes up, it seems to me the most obvious response that I or anyone who supports a potential Hillary Clinton candidacy can say is that if she was inevitable, none of this would be happening," Sefl said last month on CNN. "There would be no super PAC's. There would be no organizing. There would not be websites and house parties and events, what-have-you, if there was an inevitability about this. It is precisely a lack of inevitably that is fueling these efforts."

Susie Thompkins Buell
Then: Long-time Clinton fundraiser; Now: American Bridge's "Correct The Record"

Buell, described by Mother Jones as "one of Hillary's closest friends," has donated money to Ready for Hillary. She also joined American Bridge, another Democratic super PAC that is preparing for a potential Clinton campaign, as a leader of its "Correct The Record" project, a rapid response unit to conservative attacks on Clinton.

Joe Lockhart

Then: White House press secretary; Now: Fundraiser for Ready for Hillary
He spoke at a private December fundraiser for Ready for Hillary and could continue to provide that sort of informal assistance.

Ann Lewis
Then: White House communications director; Now: Adviser to Ready for Hillary

Lewis gave the first outside contribution to Ready for Hillary after its January 2013 launch. She's since come on as a formal advisor, attending events like last week's women's panel.