Anti-Hillary Group Brings in Half a Million Dollars

The Stop Hillary PAC has raised $500,000 and signed up 250,000 supporters.

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Alex Seitz Wald
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Alex Seitz-Wald
May 5, 2014, 11:22 a.m.

It’s not just pro-Hil­lary Clin­ton su­per PACs that are gear­ing up for a po­ten­tial pres­id­en­tial run. The Stop Hil­lary PAC brought in more than half a mil­lion dol­lars and signed up 250,000 sup­port­ers since it star­ted last sum­mer, ac­cord­ing to its spokes­per­son.

“In lead­ing the stop-Hil­ary ef­fort, we are act­ively in­vest­ing in identi­fy­ing, re­cruit­ing, and sign­ing up sup­port­ers to stop Hil­lary. To stop Hil­lary in 2016 we will be act­ive this midterm elec­tion help­ing to de­feat can­did­ates she en­dorses and shad­ow her wherever she goes,” said Stop Hil­lary PAC’s Gar­rett Mar­quis.

The group has also re­leased a slick Web video and filed a com­plaint with the Fed­er­al Elec­tion Com­mis­sion al­leging that the pro-Clin­ton su­per PAC Ready for Hil­lary is im­prop­erly co­ordin­at­ing with Clin­ton’s dormant 2008 pres­id­en­tial cam­paign by rent­ing its email list. (Ready for Hil­lary has dis­missed the claim as base­less.)

Un­like some con­ser­vat­ive groups already in­volved in 2016, the Stop Hil­lary PAC is ded­ic­ated solely to fight­ing Clin­ton. And while there are sev­er­al su­per PACs with the same goal, the Stop Hil­lary PAC has raised the most money and is so far the most act­ive.

Col­or­ado state Sen. Ted Har­vey, who also served in the Re­agan ad­min­is­tra­tion, is the hon­or­ary chair­man of the group, which also in­cludes na­tion­al spokes­man Mar­quis, polit­ic­al dir­ect­or Alex Shively, op­er­a­tion­al dir­ect­or Jac­ob Leis, and treas­urer and gen­er­al coun­selor Dan Back­er.

It has some catch­ing up to do, however, to Ready for Hil­lary, the main pro-Clin­ton su­per PAC, which has raised more than $5.75 mil­lion and has signed up 2 mil­lion sup­port­ers. But as the pres­id­en­tial elec­tion comes more in­to fo­cus, groups work­ing against Clin­ton are sure to find more sup­port.

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