WASHINGTON — A group urging Hillary Rodham Clinton to run for president says it raised $1.7 million in the first three months of the year, almost all of it from small-dollar donors.
Ready for Hillary on Thursday said more than 22,000 new donors gave money to the self-designated Clinton support network between Jan. 1 and March 31. The average contribution was $53, and 98 percent of it was $100 or less.
Ready for Hillary has been collecting names of those who would support Clinton if she runs in 2016. The group has been focused on building buzz by lining up donors, as others have done.
Since its launch, Ready for Hillary has raised $5.75 million.
The group is independent of a campaign Clinton would launch if she decides to run.
PHILIP ELLIOTT, Associated Press