Maloney To Host Campaign Meeting At Manhattan Home Monday

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — New York Sen. Charles Schumer has already thrown his support to Hillary Rodham Clinton for a 2016 presidential run.

Now, Manhattan Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney is also urging the former U.S. Secretary of State to go for it.

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“We are definitely ready for Hillary, Maloney told WCBS 880’s Monica Miller.

Maloney will hold a campaign meeting at her home Monday with Clinton friends and strategists who are part of the political action committee Ready for Hillary.

Maloney said the grassroots effort is already well under way.

“Over 20,000 people have volunteered money and given money to the Ready for Hillary event, most of which has come in small donations,” she told Miller.

Clinton said she hasn’t decided yet if she’ll run for president, but she has the support of many top Democrats.

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“If she does decide to run, I want her to know that I’m there, my friends are there and that already we have over a million supporters,” Maloney told 1010 WINS’ Sonia Rincon.

“It’s time for a woman to be president,” Schumer said earlier this month. “That’s why I am urging Hillary Clinton to run for president. And, when she does, she will have my full and unwavering support. You know her well: as first lady, senator, secretary and as a wife and mother. Hillary’s experience is unrivaled and her vision is unparalleled.”

In September, Clinton told New York magazine that she was wrestling with whether to run again and offered no timeline for an announcement.

“I’m not in any hurry. I think it’s a serious decision, not to be made lightly, but it’s also not one that has to be made soon,” Clinton told the magazine.

Polls show Clinton would be the leading contender for the White House in 2016 if she decides to seek the presidency again. Other potential Democratic candidates include Vice President Joe Biden, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley.

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