WASHINGTON — Hillary Rodham Clinton's fundraising team only plans to raise money for the presidential primaries when she launches her 2016 campaign and will avoid general election fundraising initially.
Democrats familiar with the plans say the campaign finance strategy will avoid taking anything for granted despite her dominant position within the potential Democratic field. The Democrats spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak about Clinton's campaign plans publicly. The plans were first reported by BuzzFeed.
Clinton's finance operation will be led by Dennis Cheng, a former top fundraiser for the Clinton Foundation and Hillary Clinton's 2008 presidential campaign.
Fundraisers for Clinton's last presidential campaign raised money simultaneously for both the primary and general elections, limiting the campaign's use of some funds in the primary against Barack Obama.