(CNN) – A Democratic group formed to defend Hillary Clinton and other potential 2016 presidential contenders unleashed its first attack Monday, with Republican Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin as its target.
The group Correct the Record, which is staffed with some former Clinton advisers and donors, sent out a release blasting Walker for being far behind in his campaign promise to create 250,000 jobs during his four year term, which ends in January 2015.
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Correct the Record is an arm of American Bridge, an independent group that specializes in opposition research.
The release comes not long after Walker, who's up for re-election next year and is also a potential White House candidate, said in an interview that the next president should be a governor or someone who's not closely tied to Washington. At a separate event last week, he criticized Clinton for being a "product of Washington for decades."
The release from Correct the Record makes no mention of Walker's comments about Clinton, but simply hits him on jobs.
While Correct the Record has previously sent out a release in praise of Clinton and her role in backing Virginia Governor-elect Terry McAuliffe, Monday's email marked the first time the group went negative against a potential GOP candidate.