Republican Groups Ramping Up Efforts to Block Clinton Candidacy

A look at the calendar says it’s 2013, but you might not know it considering how much effort conservatives are putting into the effort to keep Hillary Clinton from running for president in 2016.

CNN reports a new PAC, called “Stop Hillary,” is ramping up its efforts to derail her candidacy before it gets started.

The organization’s plans to “Stop Hillary” are admittedly scattershot in these early stages of the race. Their portfolio could include “bracketing” events at Clinton appearances around the country, or local TV and radio ads, or social media efforts. If Clinton does decide to run for office, the PAC will be in Iowa and New Hampshire and South Carolina waiting for her.

The group is separate from “Stop Hillary 2016,” a project initiated last month by America Rising, a new opposition research outfit helmed by former Mitt Romney campaign manager Matt Rhoades and a pair of former Republican National Committee officials.