Anti-Hillary group to beef up forces
July 31st, 2013
06:34 PM ET
10 years ago

Anti-Hillary group to beef up forces

(CNN) - The pro-Republican anti-Clinton forces are already adding to their teams and mapping out strategy for the next few years.

On Thursday, the Stop Hillary PAC tells CNN that it plans to announce three more political firms working with it in its quest to keep Hillary Clinton out of the White House.

Already, the Strategy Group for Media, a major Republican TV firm based out of Columbus, Ohio, has produced a video for the organization. That video, first seen on CNN, will eventually be turned into a paid advertisement on TV, according to the group's spokesman Garrett Marquis.

Campaign Solutions will bring some heft to the group's fundraising effort. The firm raked in about $100 million for John McCain's 2008 presidential campaign and counts the past two Republican National Conventions as its clients. A second firm, Strategic Fundraising, will also join the mission to dial for dollars.

And Response America will oversee the PAC's direct mail program.

The Stop Hillary PAC intends to respond to Clinton when she stumps for candidates in this year's and next year's elections, as well as run TV ads. Marquis says the group is on target to raise nearly $250,000 this summer, and have received pledges for donations into the six figures.

Thursday's announcement suggests that the attempt to stop Clinton before she starts will operate on a level that's much bigger than simply a rapid response effort. Instead, it's being run as a fully functional campaign.

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soundoff (24 Responses)
  1. California Gary

    So much time and money being wasted on an effort to defeat someone who hasn't even decided to run.......the GOP seems to be doing a lot of that lately (see Kentucky senate race). If she does decide to run.........these people won't be able to stop her from becoming the first female POTUS. They have "slimed" her for years and she is still popular among the masses. They would have to put up a better candidate to beat her, and I don't see any of those on the horizon. This PAC needs to find a better way to spend their money.

    July 31, 2013 06:44 pm at 6:44 pm |
  2. Former Republican, now an Independent

    All of this attention and money by the GOP shows that they realize Hillary is a better candidate than anyone they have in their party.

    July 31, 2013 06:44 pm at 6:44 pm |

    Hillary 2016! Watch out little GOP boys, you don't have a chance!

    July 31, 2013 06:50 pm at 6:50 pm |
  4. Gurgyl

    Yes, on Hillary16.
    PS: it is too early too, we know.

    July 31, 2013 06:54 pm at 6:54 pm |
  5. Mark

    Bwahahah. Hillary will be MUCH tougher to win against than Obama ever was. If Hillary runs, the Republicans' ONLY chance to win is by running Christie. ANY other candidate will find their party being completely demoralized after the loss.

    July 31, 2013 07:20 pm at 7:20 pm |
  6. Marie MD

    The way to keep Hillary out of the WH is to have a candidate worthy of this country.
    Unfortunately, the clown car is full but no real contenders.

    July 31, 2013 07:49 pm at 7:49 pm |
  7. Randy, San Francisco

    Republicans/Tea Partiers just don't get it. It is more important who you run for the presidency and not who you are against. So far, the current field of GOP candidates is so mediocre that it will be a rerun of the 2008 and 2012 presidential elections. Hillary Clinton will win in a walk away in 2016!

    July 31, 2013 07:52 pm at 7:52 pm |
  8. David

    man the republicans are already worried about Hillary. she must put the fear into them...

    July 31, 2013 07:56 pm at 7:56 pm |
  9. Oh, you poor things.

    You're already showing your fear. She's going to win, and she's going to be the best President many of us have seen.

    July 31, 2013 07:58 pm at 7:58 pm |
  10. Donkey Party

    1200 days or so until the next Presidential elections, spend away GOPers!

    July 31, 2013 07:59 pm at 7:59 pm |
  11. big o

    why r u people so mean

    July 31, 2013 08:18 pm at 8:18 pm |
  12. jinx9to88

    Love it!! Beef up all you want Gop/Tards. Pro Hillary is just getting started. With the clown candidates the GOP has she should win by 10 points. Gop tried to put Benghazi on Hillary and where did that get them? Nowhere!! I will be laughing all the way to the voting station to vote for Hillary and every other Democrat on the ballot. The Country is moving forward, just think how much better it would be if the GOP werent in the way.

    July 31, 2013 08:45 pm at 8:45 pm |
  13. Crawfish

    Oh please, spend all the money you have. Be bold in your desire to defeat (what you believe to be), your nemesis. Go contribute all you can, and go broke as soon as possible. It's going to make no difference at all. She runs, she wins.

    July 31, 2013 09:05 pm at 9:05 pm |
  14. norma jean

    The Republicans can't seem to get the picture that they have been more against things than for them for so long that the voters just don't vote Repub. much the chances of a Republican candidate beating Hilllary Clinton to the White house are slim and none .....FRANKLY I THINK THEY ALSO UNDERESTIMATE MRS. CLINTONS ABILITY AND POPULARITY.....,,,IT WILL BE A TRULY INTERESTING CAMPAIGN !!!

    July 31, 2013 09:38 pm at 9:38 pm |
  15. norma jean

    INTERESTING point.. The Republicans are using the same . firm" Campaign Solutions " their attempt to stop Hillary Clinton...
    that came up with $100 million for the McCain presidential campaign and he lost......?????

    July 31, 2013 09:53 pm at 9:53 pm |
  16. S. B. Stein

    It really bothers me that they are going so hard against her now when she hasn't even announced that she is running in 2016. It is a complete waste of time and money. I don't even understand what their problem is with her.

    July 31, 2013 10:45 pm at 10:45 pm |
  17. Tigas

    Hillary needs to have Barack use the IRS to eliminate the Stop Hillary organization's tax exempt status! Game. Set. Match.

    July 31, 2013 11:31 pm at 11:31 pm |
  18. Name

    Kicks of a dying horse, a yelling frog never scares away cattle from drinking river water.

    August 1, 2013 12:43 am at 12:43 am |
  19. Thomas

    The pro-Republican anti everything .
    Campaign Solutions rapid response

    August 1, 2013 02:42 am at 2:42 am |
  20. lawless

    Perhaps if the republican party had a viable message to move this country forward and someone decent enough to carry that message forward, they wouldn't a STOP HILLARY media campaign...

    August 1, 2013 03:40 am at 3:40 am |
  21. Jay

    Yeah...because all the Anti-Obama actions worked so well. Haha.

    August 1, 2013 04:36 am at 4:36 am |
  22. Name W.G.

    They'd better get use to it . Clinton Will be the next president . And it was the ratpublicans that will put her there !!

    August 1, 2013 06:01 am at 6:01 am |
  23. Name jk. Sfl. GOP conservatives,the garbage of America.

    Hillary will trounce any GOP canadate with their horse and buggy GOP agenda!!!!

    August 1, 2013 06:03 am at 6:03 am |
  24. Kathy

    This is great news

    August 1, 2013 06:27 am at 6:27 am |