A Republican Super Pac has just launched a campaign, “Stop Hillary 2016,” in order to keep former Secretary of State and former First Lady Hillary Clinton from becoming the President of the United States.
The Super Pac, America Rising, is run by Mitt Romney’s former campaign manager Matt Rhoades. The Huffington Post reports that former RNC strategists Tim Miller and Joe Pounder are also involved in the “Stop Hillary 2016” campaign.
The website reads: “America Rising was formed to prevent Americans from ever having to see another Clinton in the White House. We’ve seen what a President Hillary Clinton would be like from her time as Secretary of State. We can’t afford another Clinton administration after eight years of President Obama.”
Clinton hasn’t announced that she’d be running in the 2016 election, which according to the NY Daily News is 1,236 days away, but America Rising is making sure that the GOP will be ready if she does declare her intention.
Of course, America Rising isn’t the only group that expects Hillary Clinton to run for the presidency in 2016.
Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) recently said: “It’s important that we start early, building a grassroots army from the ground up, and effectively using the tools of the Internet –- all things that President Obama did so successfully –- so that if Hillary does decide to run, we’ll be ready to help her win.”
This isn’t the first time that a potential candidate has seen opposition before entering the race. Karl Rove’s Super Pac actually made an attack ad against Ashley Judd before she made an official announcement about running for a senate seat.