Clinton group launches Jewish outreach

A political action committee preparing the ground for a Hillary Rodham Clinton run for the presidency has launched a Jewish outreach campaign.

Jewish Americans Ready for Hillary launched just before the June 3 Shavuot holiday. It is attached to Ready for Hillary, a super PAC founded in January 2013 by former staffers and allies of the former first lady, secretary of state and N.Y. senator.

Among those spearheading the outreach are publicist Steve Rabinowitz,  a veteran of the Clinton White House communications team; Marc Stanley, the immediate past chairman of the National Jewish Democratic Council; and Fran Katz Watson, a veteran fundraiser for Democratic and pro-Israel causes.

Clinton, who lost her bid for the Democratic presidential nod in 2008 to Barack Obama, has not yet said whether she will run again for the presidency. — jta