HillPAC Is Back; Marshall Named Executive Director

Hillary Clinton has reconstituted her political action committee -- another sign that she plans to remain a political force for years to come.

Clinton has asked Capricia Marshall, a long-time Clinton friend and former White House social secretary, to be HillPAC's executive director. In that role, Marshall will coordinate Clinton's extracurricular political activities, including her fundraising for other candidates and non-Senate-business political travel.

In its time, HillPAC was one of the most active PACs on the planet; it went dormant during Clinton's primary campaign and today, its website features a only an e-mail sign-up and a contribution solicitation. When Clinton closes out her campaign account, several staffers and advisers will transfer over to the HillPAC operation. They won't have to move: part of the campaign's Arlington headquarters will become HillPAC central.

Barack Obama's vice presidential team chief of staff, Patti Solis Doyle, moved from HillPAC to take the helm of Clinton's campaign until February, when Clinton replaced her with Maggie Williams.

Fundraising begins soon; the PAC has only about $5,000 cash on hand, according to OpenSecrets.org.

A Clinton spokesman did not immediately respond to an e-mail seeking comment, but two other Clinton insiders confirmed Marshall's role and the PAC's impending re-opening. Clinton fundraisers have circulated an e-mail asking donors if they wanted to transfer their donations to Sen. Clinton's general election account to the PAC.

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Marc Ambinder is an Atlantic contributing editor. He is also a senior contributor at Defense One, a contributing editor at GQ, and a regular contributor at The Week.

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