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Republicans Paint Clinton as Old News for 2016 Presidential Election

Hillary Clinton, former U.S. secretary of state, speaks during the Clinton Global Initiative CGI America meeting in Chicago,
Hillary Clinton, former U.S. secretary of state, speaks during the Clinton Global Initiative CGI America meeting in Chicago, Illinois, U.S., on Thursday, June 13, 2013. New Jersey governor Chris Christie and Democrat Clinton, both potential presidential candidates will be able to use the forum to test policy messages in front of an audience of U.S. mayors and other civic and business leaders. Photographer: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg via Getty Images


Stuart Stevens, the top strategist for Mitt Romney's presidential campaign, declared to an audience of reporters at a breakfast last month that electing Hillary Rodham Clinton would be like going back in time. "She's been around since the '70s," he said.

At a conservative conference earlier in the year, Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, the Republican leader, ridiculed the 2016 Democratic field as "a rerun of 'The Golden Girls,' " referring to Mrs. Clinton and Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr., who is 70.

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