Clinton Already Uniting Prospective GOP Presidential Field

Apr 13, 2015


Hillary Clinton
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Hillary Rodham Clinton made no mention of her potential Republican rivals when kicking off her second campaign for president.

They didn't share her restraint.

Rand Paul put Clinton at the center of his first television ad, titled "Liberty, not Hillary."

On Twitter, Scott Walker fired off a series of messages describing Clinton as having a "Washington-knows-best mentality."

While there are serious policy differences among the dozen or so major Republicans considering a run for president, they appear to have all concluded there's little downside in starting early when it comes to going after Clinton.

In the hours before she formally entered the race on Sunday, Clinton was subject to withering criticism from Republicans.

In the hours that followed, there was more of the same, with the added request for donations.