NEW YORK (AP) Hillary Clinton is launching a super PAC dedicated to promoting her “education theory” and promoting educational principles, but the group’s chairman is also a Trump associate.
The new super PAC, called Education Democrats, will raise money and advertise online and in print and will be managed by education entrepreneur Julia Adams.
The two will have about $1 million in the bank by the end of the year, according to a filing with the Federal Election Commission.
Clinton has made education an issue of her campaign.
She said in a speech at Georgetown University in May that the public schools have failed students and that her plans would improve them.
Education Democrats will also promote Clinton’s “education philosophy,” which was a key plank in her presidential campaign.
The group plans to have a Facebook page and a YouTube channel.
In addition, Education Democrats is expected to host a panel discussion on Thursday night that will feature the Trump administration’s top education officials and some of Trump’s political donors.
The event is being organized by Adams, a top Clinton campaign bundler who also is a top fundraiser for the Democratic National Committee.
Adams, who has worked on education for decades, was a major supporter of Bill Clinton and former President Barack Obama.
She served as the vice chairwoman of the Democratic Governors Association, a group that is the national organizing arm of the party.
Her brother, Marc Adams Jr., is the chairman of the Education Democrats super PAC.
Marc Adams also is the head of the education advocacy group Teach For America, which promotes early childhood education and is a key Clinton donor.
He has made significant donations to the super PAC and Clinton, according the Center for Responsive Politics, a nonprofit group that tracks money in politics.
Marc and Julia Adamas did not immediately respond to messages seeking comment.
The Education Democrats group, which is headed by former Education Secretary and Clinton supporter Bill Frist, did not respond to requests for comment.
Clinton’s education policy platform is focused on boosting college enrollment and ensuring access to higher education.
It has not changed since she announced her candidacy in early June, but it has gained traction in recent months.
Her plan is for the public school system to be run as a charter school instead of a traditional public school.
Trump’s former chief of staff and business partner, Jared Kushner, has donated to Education Democrats.
Kushner is also one of three top Education Democrats donors.
He is a major bundler for Clinton, the presumptive Democratic nominee.