Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will need to raise $100 million in the next 20 months if she wants to clear the field of potential Democratic rivals in a 2016 White House bid, insiders tell Time magazine.
An “eye-popping number” would essentially tell all serious challengers that a run in 2016 wasn’t worth their time, one Democratic strategist was quoted as saying.
Clinton does not need to raise the money herself, one source told the magazine. “If a super PAC raises $75 million to $125 million in the next two years, that’s formidable and it indicates that there is really strong support [for her].”
No surprise Hillary will make a run for the president but using her abysmal performance as Secretary of State as proof of her success is a no go.