Republican National Committee Plans Opposition Efforts for Philadelphia

They're heading to Philadelphia for the Democratic convention.

ByABC News
July 24, 2016, 4:32 AM

— -- While their convention may have wrapped up in Cleveland, the Republicans are now setting their sights on the Democratic National Convention.

All told, they’re expecting to spend more than $350,000 on their efforts at the DNC, a senior Republican National Committee official told ABC News.

The RNC is sending about 36 staffers and about the same number of volunteers to get their message out against presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton in Philadelphia this coming week.

"I think it's important for the RNC to be in Philadelphia ... so that we can have a rapid response set up," national spokeswoman Lindsay Walters told ABC.

Walters said that much like the Republican convention in Cleveland, which had different messaging themes per day, their opposition efforts will be categorized by different ways in which they believe Americans have had "enough."

In order, the four days of the DNC will be broken into messaging days focused around Clinton's economic policies, foreign policy, her vice presidential pick in Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine, and the "lies and scandals" respectively.

"The message that we are going to be driving home this week is that America has had enough of the status quo," Walters said.

RNC Chairman Reince Priebus has several events scheduled in Philadelphia throughout the week, and they are also going to rely on the help of other high-profile surrogates to deliver their message.

Actress Stacey Dash, former Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown and Rep. Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee will all be on hand, the senior RNC official said.

Two other surrogates who are slated to attend have specific areas of Clinton’s past that they will plan to attack: one is Benghazi survivor Mark Geist and the other is Gary Byrne, a former Secret Service agent who recently published a book blasting the Clintons.

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