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Axelrod To Donors: Focus On Helping Democrats In 2014, Not Hillary In 2016

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The former adviser to President Obama thinks Democrats are getting ahead of themselves with their 2016 fundraising efforts.

Axelrod fired off a tweet Thursday urging Democratic donors to focus on this year's midterms, not the next presidential contest.

More than two years ahead of the next White House race, many Democrats have already begun mobilizing behind groups such as "Ready for Hillary" that are dedicated to promoting a Hillary Clinton presidential bid.

But Axelrod indicated that's a mistake during an appearance Friday on MSNBC's "Morning Joe."

"I said yesterday I thought Democrats ought to be more focused on '14 than '16 because this is a serious threat," Axelrod said.

"I think Democrats have their hands full in 2014 and they better train their attention on these races," he added.

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