- The Washington Times - Monday, February 2, 2015

A super PAC supporting the not-yet-declared presidential campaign of former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton raised nearly $9 million in 2014, more than doubling its efforts from the previous year.

The Wall Street Journal reported the end-of-year total for Ready for Hillary, which has ramped up its fundraising activities in the last year ahead of a possible bid for the White House by Mrs. Clinton.

The number outpaced fundraising from political action committees affiliated with potential 2016 GOP contenders, though the National Draft Ben Carson for President Committee, a super PAC supportive of a White House run by the retired neurologist, raised more than $12 million last year.

Super PACs also have much looser restrictions on fundraising than do normal leadership committees and PACS, and can raise and spend unlimited amounts of money to support or oppose their candidates of choice.

• David Sherfinski can be reached at dsherfinski@washingtontimes.com.

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