Literally called the “Stop Hillary Clinton Political Action Committee,” the Stop Hillary PAC is being organized far in advance by conservatives who have assumed the former Secretary of State will wind of being the Democratic nominee in 2016. Their goal is to hound Clinton and respond wherever she pops up in the political arena between now and the 2016 election.
Report from Syracuse.com:
Some conservatives have already begun efforts “Stop Hillary” Clinton from winning the 2016 presidential election, even though the former first lady, senator and Secretary of State has not officially declared her intention to run.
The Stop Hillary political action committee, incorporated in May, has declared its intention to counter every campaign move Clinton may make, according to Newser.
“We’re supporting anything that is the opposite of Hillary,” said Garrett Marquis, an adviser to John McCain during his 2008 presidential run. “We will play however needed, wherever Hillary is playing. If she endorses in the Virginia governor’s race, we will go there. Assuming she is active in Iowa, we will be there, too, and we will make some considerable noise.”
This week some of the group’s organizers have begun stepping into public view. CNN reported that Ted Harvey, a conservative state senator from Colorado is heading up Stop Hillary’s leadership team. Other members include Alex Shively, a former aide to Georgia Rep. Tom Price; Jacob Leis, a Colorado-based political strategist; and Dan Backer, a Washington attorney and lobbyist.
These names are not exactly prominent, but the group is not concerned with star power. Stop Hillary hopes to appeal to grassroots conservatives and low dollar contributors, not traditional big donors.
Clearly on the right, the presumed nominee is Hillary Clinton. Is this a result of media inevitability or simply that there are no other names in Democratic politics right now to challenge the Clinton juggernaut?