Report: Hillary Clinton Met With Strategists About Possible 2016 Run

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January 6, 2014 10:47 a.m.
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Hillary Clinton reportedly held a meeting with three consultants from the political firm Dewey Square Group last summer who made a presentation about what she would need to do to prepare a 2016 presidential campaign.

The meeting was revealed Monday in a report by Politico journalist Maggie Haberman, who detailed some of the moves Clinton has made to prepare for a possible run.

The report said the meeting occurred at Clinton’s Washington home and focused on “filing deadlines in certain states,” “how much money Clinton would need to raise,” and “how field operations have become more sophisticated in the era of Barack Obama.”

“It appears to have been the only formal 2016-related presentation Clinton has been given from anyone outside her immediate circle,” Haberman wrote.

The meeting was reportedly organized by Minyon Moore, who Haberman described as Clinton’s “political eyes and ears of late.” Haberman also noted Clinton’s daughter, Chelsea, has become one of her top advisors.

Dewey Square Group declined to comment to Politico about the meeting. Clinton spokesman Nick Merrill responded to a question about the meeting by saying Clinton was very far off from deciding whether or not to throw her hat into the ring in 2016.

“This is a very personal decision, one she has said she won’t be making anytime soon,” Merrill said.

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