Clinton allies forming group to protect, register voters - – Rockford’s News Leader

Clinton allies forming group to protect, register voters


Allies of Hillary Clinton are forming a new $25 million political organization that aims to expand voter protection and drive turnout and registration among Latino and black voters. Those voters will be essential to her Democratic presidential campaign.

The new group is called Every Citizen Counts. It's beginning its work as Clinton faces a stronger-than-expected challenge from Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, who won an overwhelming victory in Tuesday's New Hampshire primary. Sanders is hoping to build support among black and Hispanic voters who have been loyal to Clinton.

Organizers say the group will not be involved in the primaries. It will be advised by Guy Cecil, a former Clinton campaign staffer who runs Democratic super PAC Priorities USA Action. Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, a Clinton supporter, is also involved.

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