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February 28, 2014

Clinton Gears Up for 2016

First Read: "This week, we witnessed the Clinton Machine beginning to rev up to a level we haven't seen since 2008. And this means we're getting a sense of exactly how the Clinton invisible campaign might work the rest of this midterm election year. Consider: Bill Clinton on Tuesday was stumping for Alison Grimes in Kentucky; Hillary on Wednesday was giving a speech in Miami, and she talked some policy (health care); and today a key Clinton-leaning interest group... has released its first web ad that hits back against a potential 2016er -- in this case Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) for reviving his attacks on the Clintons over the Monica Lewinsky affair."

"So Bill will be the campaigner, Hillary will talk policy and try to be the statesman (though we expect her also to campaign for Democrats this fall), and the Clinton-leaning interest groups are going to punch back against any GOP attacks. And oh, it was interesting to see Clinton confidante Harold Ickes back on the DNC's Rules and Bylaws Committee yesterday as the party begins to lay the groundwork for how its delegate-selection process will work in 2016."


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