The Republican National Committee is kicking off a paid online ad campaign just ahead of Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign announcement. Clinton is expected to make the much anticipated move as early as this weekend.
The ad campaign features this ad, called "Stop Hillary," and is meant to target independent and swing voters:
The ad is "targeting several key battleground states including Iowa where HRC is likely to head first," a GOP source says. "Other include but [are] not limited to OH, FL, VA, CO, NC, and IA."
The 30-second spot features the silhoutte of Hillary Clinton walking toward a lectern illuminated with TV lights. "Please join me in welcoming Hillary Rodham Clinton," the voiceover says.
Then, as Clinton walks toward the start of her presidential campaign, so to speak, a series of news sound bites play in the back ground. "Hillary Clinton has some explaining to do," one says.
"Used her personal e-mail account to conduct official business."
"Wanted to reset relations with Russia."
"Not really working out well."
"Potentially catastrophic move for Hillary Clinton."
"Taking millions of dollars from foreign governments."
"Landing under sniper fire."
"It was a total quirk. It was a lie."
The Hillary Clinton's own voice can be heard from her infamous outburst at a Benghazi hearing, "What difference, at this point, does it make?"
The ad ends with this sound bite, "This is just par for the course for the Cintons. They're always a little bit secretive."
The Republican National Committee has released this web video, hitting the White House, the State Department, and the Clinton campaign for avoiding questions related to Hillary Clinton's exclusive use of private email to conduct official business:
Democrats have not had to answer for the actions of Democratic National Committee chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz (who offered to change a policy position in exchange for not being criticized, and threatened to paint President Obama as anti-Semitic and anti-women). Or for the Bill, Hillary, and Chelsea Clinton Foundation (which accepts foreign donations). Or for Joe Biden (who said last week he knows Somalis because "there’s an awful lot driving cabs").
The Republican National Committee responds to President Obama's executive amnesty with this video:
The RNC says in a statement, “President Obama’s politically motivated executive order is unprecedented,” said Chairman Priebus. “If he believed that his actions were urgent and that he had the Constitutional authority all along, why didn’t he think so for the last six years of his presidency?”
The RNC’s Site Selection Committee has recommended Cleveland, Ohio, as the host city of the 2016 Republican National Convention. Cleveland last held a national political convention in 1936, when Kansas governor Alfred Landon defeated Senator William Borah of Idaho for the Republican presidential nomination.
The Republican National Committee is out with this new video showing that President Obama is mad:
The video is titled, "Obama Is So Mad."
RNC press secretary Kirsten Kukowski writes in an email to reporters, "Not only does Obama learn about scandals in the news, he’s also been “mad as hell” before – IRS, ObamaCare, GSA wasteful spending, Fast and Furious, Secret Service…"
THE WEEKLY STANDARD Podcast with executive editor Fred Barnes on the republicans' efforts to win big in 2014, and whether the Tea Party will play the role of spoiler as republicans hope to take back the Senate.
The Republican National Committee announced today that it is hosting a press conference for Democrats who will be running on Obamacare. They've invited a host of Democratic politicians who think Obamacare is a good idea, though it's likely none will show up:
WASHINGTON – Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Reince Priebus has invited Democrats running for the Senate in 2014, along with a number of Democrats running for reelection to the House, to participate in a “We’re Running On ObamaCare” press conference on Thursday.
The least interesting thing that happened in the odd-year election was Chris Christie’s reelection as governor of New Jersey. It was like a football game between Alabama and Vassar: A Republican governor with extraordinary political skills and an impressive record in his first term crushes a throwaway Democratic challenger in a blue state. This was totally expected, thus devoid of excitement or drama.
The Republican National Committee says it's putting its money where its mouth is by running paid ads against CNN and NBC over the networks' plans to run a documentary (CNN) and mini-series (NBC) on Hillary Clinton ahead of the 2016 presidential election, a spokesman for the RNC says.
The Republican National Committee announces that it's filing a Freedom of Information Act request for the release of all "Benghazi Emails Between Obama’s Reelection Campaign and State Department." The RNC's press release reads: