Washington (CNN) – Correct the Record, the communications and rapid response arm of a pro-Hillary Clinton super PAC, is touting the former secretary of state's record on income inequality at the same time as national Democrats seize on what they see as a winning electoral issue.
In a research report titled "Hillary Clinton: A Lifetime Champion of Income Opportunity," the group is defending Clinton's record by highlighting efforts from her career as secretary of state, senator from New York and first lady. Some of those highlights include "raising the minimum wage," "advocating for out-of-work Americans" and "getting equal pay for equal work."
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"Hillary Clinton has dedicated her life to ensuring that all hardworking Americans have the chance to succeed, no matter their circumstances," Adrienne Elrod, the communication director for Correct the Record told CNN. "Hillary's record reflects her belief that every American should have the right to achieve economic security and income opportunity."
The document also highlights some of Clinton's work from early in her career, like her first job out of law school with the Children's Defense Fund and her work on rural healthcare as the first lady of Arkansas in the 1990s.
The research document is part of an ongoing series where the group plans to tout "the highlights" of Clinton's record, said Elrod. Correct the Record plans to distribute their research to supporters and journalists as a reference for future questions about Clinton's accomplishments.
The defense comes as Republicans are wasting no time in defining Clinton's record. In the last month, the Republican National Committee has said that Clinton's record is "troubled" with "little to show for her four years at the State Department."
Clinton is widely considered the frontrunner for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2016. She leads every poll of the Democratic field and most polls have her leading potential Republican White House hopefuls, as well. Clinton has not announced that she will seek the presidency, but as acknowledged that she is thinking about running.
Income inequality has been a hot topic for Democrats over the last few weeks. From the White House to Capitol Hill to the campaign trail, Democrats have used the issue – including a push for equal pay – as a large-scale coordinated attack against Republicans.
Democratic strategists see equal pay as a way to galvanize the base and raise money in a midterm election that will see less turnout and excitement than a presidential election year. By keeping the issue in the news, Democrats hope to benefit in the long-term by showcasing GOP presidential hopefuls who oppose equal pay protections.
Clinton, too, has recently waded into the income inequality and equal pay debate, though Correct the Record said their research documents are not coordinated to her comments on the issue.
Last week, Clinton tweeted "20 years ago, women made 72 cents on the dollar to men. Today it's still just 77 cents. More work to do."
And in recent speaking gigs across the country, Clinton has addressed income inequality. While on a three-state West Coast swing last week, Clinton advocated for private-public partnerships to combat income inequality and grow the "great, broad middle class" that she said makes the United States unique.
"Inequality of the kind that we are now experiencing is bad for individuals, bad for our economy, bad for our democracy," Clinton said at an event in San Francisco. "If people aren't being paid a decent wage with the opportunity for improvement in it, you dampen their ambition, you undermine the trust in our society and you limit their consumption, all of which is bad for us."
CNN National Political Reporter Peter Hamby contributed to this report.