Hillary Clinton supporters are launching a $25-million effort aimed at turning out black and Latino voters, according to the Associated Press. The organization will be advised by Guy Cecil, who runs the multi-million dollar pro-Clinton super PAC Priorities USA. Priorities, which collects substantial sums from Wall Street, is a frequent target of Bernie Sanders.
The new group, to be called Every Citizen Counts, will not be focused on helping Clinton in the primary. But still, it is another campaign committee controlled by friends of Clinton that is positioned to collect unlimited sums. It threatens to give Sanders yet another line of attack.
The Clinton super PACs have been treading cautiously so far. The attacks they have leveled against Sanders have been limited mostly to pitching news organizations unflattering stories about Clinton’s rival and media appearances by one of the masterminds behind the groups, David Brock, a longtime Clinton loyalist. But they have yet to use the tens of millions of dollars they have raised to unleash a major advertising effort against the senator, a move that would carry the risk of backlash in a race where Sanders has tapped into voter resentment over such spending.