NH lawyer to be adviser to Hillary Clinton PAC
The New Hampshire Union Leader has learned that Shumaker has submitted his letter of resignation from the state Ballot Law Commission, which he was appointed to by former Gov. John Lynch in January 2012.
Executive Councilor Colin Van Ostern, D-Concord, said Shumaker told him that he would soon be named New Hampshire senior adviser to “Ready for Hillary,” a political action committee laying the groundwork for a Hillary Clinton presidential campaign and urging her to run.
Shumaker did not respond to Union Leader requests for comment Tuesday, but it is not a surprise that he would have a role in a Hillary Clinton campaign.
Shumaker was one of Bill Clinton’s original New Hampshire supporters in 1991 and was a key player in his presidential campaigns. He was also a key Hillary Clinton supporter in the months leading up to the 2008 leadoff presidential primary.
— John DiStaso