Released February 27, 2013
MCLEAN, VA -- Today, "Ready for Hillary," the group urging former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to run for president in 2016 and laying the groundwork of support for her potential candidacy, announced via Twitter the hiring of Seth Bringman as the organization’s national communications director.
Bringman, the group’s first major hire, worked on Hillary Clinton’s 2008 presidential campaign, starting in February 2007 as a researcher and later serving on the communications teams in three primary states. Hailing from the all-important battleground state of Ohio, he held the position of communications director for the state’s Democratic Party from 2009 to 2012 before forming a public relations consulting business based in Columbus.
"I am thrilled to be part of this critical effort," said Bringman. "In 2008, we put 18 million cracks in the glass ceiling, and in 2016 that ceiling is ready to come crashing down because America is ready for Hillary."
"She is by far the best potential candidate to keep the White House in Democratic hands. And if she were elected, then she would be the most effective in building on the progress that President Obama has made for middle class Americans. That’s why I’m joining this effort; we need her to run and we need to get ready."
The Ready For Hillary PAC, an independent entity from the former Secretary of State, filed paperwork on January 25 with the Federal Election Commission. The group, which will launch its official website in the coming weeks, boasts 50,000 Twitter followers and 30,000 fans on Facebook.
Added Ready for Hillary Chairwoman Allida Black, "We are thrilled to have Seth on board and I can say with confidence that there is no better pick for the job. Between his skill set, his experience in the nation’s heartland and his relentless enthusiasm for Hillary, we know that our communications effort is in good hands."
A native of Woodville, Ohio, Bringman attended Miami University and earned his Master’s degree in Political Management from The George Washington University. Bringman will work from his current home of Columbus, giving the group an early presence in the Buckeye State.