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Republicans Are Pressuring Hillary Clinton to Enter the 2016 Race

NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 21: Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks at the Cookstoves Future Summit on November 21, 2014 in New York City. Clinton, who is the Leadership Council Chair for the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves, spoke to donors, activists and members of the media on the importance of clean cookstoves for families in parts of the developing world. Globally, 3 billion people rely on solid fuels to cook. This has resulted in polluted household air that kills over 4 million people every year and sickening millions more. The Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves looks to replace old stoves with more efficient and cleaner one's which would drastically reduce the negative health issues associated with older stoves. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
Hillary Clinton. Photo: Spencer Platt/2014 Getty Images

Last summer the Republican National Committee dispatched an intern in a squirrel costume to follow Hillary Clinton’s book tour promoting the slogan “Another Clinton in the White House Is Nuts.” That might have left you with the impression that the GOP doesn’t want Clinton to run for president, but now it’s annoyed that she hasn’t started campaigning yet. On Tuesday the RNC will launch a campaign titled “Hillary’s Hiding” to bash the former secretary of State for her recent lack of participation in a campaign that somehow feels old, though, technically, it’s barely started.

Politico reports that the effort will include billboards in early primary states, op-eds, and videos that dub her candidacy #Obama’s 3rd term. The RNC also sent out a memo in which it noted that Clinton hasn’t visited Iowa or New Hampshire since the midterms, and she’s refrained from holding press conferences or even going on the record in press reports.

The presumed Democratic front-runner appears to be in no rush to jump into the race, and according to a recent report, she may even delay the launch of her campaign from April to July. “She doesn’t feel under any pressure, and they see no primary challenge on the horizon. If you have the luxury of time, you take it,” one Democratic source told Politico. Maybe the RNC can take this time to help some of its own candidates get their facts straight.

Republicans Pressure Hillary to Enter 2016 Race