Barbara Boxer is the latest U.S. senator to put her support behind an outside group that is urging Hillary Rodham Clinton to run for president in 2016.
The California Democrat will headline a fundraiser for the Ready for Hillary "super PAC" on June 19 at the Washington home of businesswoman and philanthropist Edie Frasier, according to an invitation obtained by The Times. Donors are being asked to contribute $250 to $2,500 to attend the evening reception.
Boxer joins Sens. Richard J. Durbin of Illinois, Tim Kaine of Virginia and Claire McCaskill of Missouri in publicly supporting the efforts of Ready for Hillary, one of several independent groups laying the groundwork for a potential White House bid by Clinton.
Boxer has made no secret of her desire to see the former secretary of State run.
“I have repeatedly said – publicly, privately and in writing – that Hillary Clinton should run for president in 2016,” she told ABC News last year after news broke that she had organized a secret letter from all female Democratic senators to Clinton urging her to run.
Clinton, who will begin a book tour in June, has said she will make a decision by the end of the year.Copyright © 2014, Los Angeles Times