Washington (CNN) - It's a daily war of words playing out on multiple battlefields from the cable news networks to social media - pro-Republican groups criticize Hillary Clinton.
The fire is quickly returned by pro-Democratic groups that defend the former secretary of state, who's seriously considering a 2016 White House run.
And the frequency of the skirmishes are increasing with "Hard Choices," Clinton's much anticipated memoir of her years as America's top diplomat, hitting bookshelves next week.
The Republican National Committee and the pro-GOP opposition research shop America Rising have been at the forefront of the Clinton anti-Clinton assault, which mainly focuses on the September 11, 2012, attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi that killed the U.S. ambassador to Libya and three other Americans.
"Find out the TRUTH about @HillaryClinton," tweeted America Rising, which in a pre-buttal is going up with an e-book titled "Failed Choices" that's a critique of Clinton's tenure at the State Department.
Correct the Record responded with a post headlined "Shame On America Rising for Willfully Misleading Americans On Secretary Clinton's Record."
Correct the Record was launched last year by American Bridge, the leading Democratic opposition research outfit. Correct the Record was created to defend the records of potential Democratic presidential candidates. In reality, that means protecting Clinton, who has said she'll decide by the end of this year on a presidential bid, and would instantly become the overwhelming frontrunner for the Democratic nomination if she runs.
The group is run by some former top Clinton advisers, but says it doesn't coordinate in any way with the former secretary of state or her top aides.
Correct the Record officials say they're not doing anything special for the release of the book and the ensuing coast to coast book tour by Clinton.
"We're operating business as usual. We are continuing to do what we do every day, defending Secretary Clinton's strong record of accomplishments from baseless, right-wing attacks," Adrienne Elrod, the group's chief spokeswoman, told CNN.
Last weekend the group held media training sessions for surrogates going on television to discuss the book and Clinton's record.
"It wasn't only for the book. The purpose of the media training was to make sure that our surrogates, people who are on TV, active on TV, are able to articulate her positions effectively. Especially her accomplishments as Secretary of State," a Correct the Record official told CNN.
The Democratic National Committee's also playing a role when it comes to defending Clinton.
The DNC has a mandate to protect the Democratic brand, and Clinton was, and continues to be a major player in that brand. The DNC, of course, also plays a major role in defending President Barack Obama and his administration. And GOP attacks on Clinton that target her record at State are also attacks on the President.
"With the recent Republican attacks on Hillary Clinton, you've seen them really focus on foreign policy, attacking the President's foreign policy," said a Democratic Party official. "Hillary's book is about her work with the President during his first term. It's about the Obama administration's foreign policy accomplishments and what we've seen is Republicans trying to distort every aspect of the President's foreign policy accomplishments."
It was no surprise then that Clinton aides deferred to the DNC when it came to responding to the America Rising e-book.
West Wing involvement
In another sign of stepped up cooperation, Democratic surrogates and communicators who publicly support both Obama and Clinton met at the White House recently with Communications Director Jennifer Palmieri and Deputy National Security Adviser for Strategic Communications Ben Rhodes to talk about a number of issues, including Benghazi and Clinton's upcoming book, according to a source familiar with the meeting.
While the topic was not on the official meeting agenda, one surrogate asked about it and the President's aides made clear they want no daylight between Obama and Clinton on foreign policy issues as the book rolls out, the source added. The messaging, according to the source, is this: Obama's team of rivals became an unrivaled team.
And Tommy Vietor, a communications veteran of the 2008 Obama campaign who served as National Security Council spokesman during the President's first term, has been brought on by the Clinton team to coordinate and assist in the response to the book.
In addition to working with the White House, the Clinton camp has stepped up their messaging around the book's release to include a coordinated surrogate operation.
Clinton's team, according to sources familiar with the book rollout, tapped Kiki McLean, a former Clinton senior adviser and veteran of five presidential campaigns, to lend a hand with the surrogate operation.
This group includes a war room of former diplomats who stand ready to respond to criticism of Clinton's tenure at the State Department, according to the source.
From book tour to bus tour
Also upping their game as the book releases is Ready for Hillary, the pro-Clinton super PAC that concentrates on grassroots outreach.
The group, which over past year has organized demonstrations in support of Clinton outside of many of her speaking events, says it will step up its presence on during the book tour.
The most visible way is with what they call "The Hillary Bus."
"The Bus will travel from coast to coast, channeling the enthusiasm around a potential Hillary 2016 candidacy to activate supporters in the 2014 midterms, while further building a grassroots army of supporters who are encouraging her to run and ready to help her win," the group said earlier this week.
Ready for Hillary says that throughout the summer, their bus will also visit events other than the "Hard Choices" book tour, such as Democratic party gatherings, state fairs and community festivals. And that come the autumn, the bus will head to college campuses and states with key contests in this November's midterm elections.
The group touts that their bus "is a mobile advertisement allowing our organization to reach new supporters in every corner of America as Hillary backers who see the Bus are prompted to sign up at readyforhillary.com. The Bus will also allow Ready for Hillary to dispatch volunteers and sign up new supporters at designated stops."