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Hillary Clinton super PAC getting help from Obama aides

FILE: Nov. 28, 2012: Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, listens to a reporter ask a question during a news conference with African Union Chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma in Washington.

FILE: Nov. 28, 2012: Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, listens to a reporter ask a question during a news conference with African Union Chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma in Washington.  (AP)

Veterans of President Barack Obama's two presidential campaigns are signing up to help a Democratic group supporting a potential Hillary Rodham Clinton presidential campaign.

The Ready for Hillary super PAC says it has hired a Democratic firm called 270 Strategies to oversee grassroots organizing, volunteer training and recruitment. The firm was started by former Obama campaign aides who oversaw the president's campaign in 2008 when he defeated Clinton in the Democratic primaries — and his 2012 re-election.

The pro-Clinton group does not have direct ties to the former secretary of state but is trying to lay the foundation of volunteers and supporters to help Clinton if she runs for president.

Clinton has not said whether she'll seek the White House in 2016 but is the early front-runner among Democrats.