RNC chief Reince Priebus: Clinton is 'same-old, same-old'

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    GOP Chair: Clinton rollout was a "big bore"


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Washington (CNN)Hillary Clinton is "bringing the same-old, same-old to the table" in her just-launched presidential campaign, Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus says.

The GOP head compared Clinton's tactics -- kicking off her bid for the Democratic nomination with a cross-country minivan trip from New York to Iowa -- with her first solo political campaign, the 2000 New York Senate race.
"There's nothing new with Hillary Clinton's campaign. It's the same exact thing that she did -- what, now, 15 years ago," Priebus told CNN's Wolf Blitzer on Monday. "So there's nothing new there to see."
The RNC chief's comments preview a contrast that several Republican contenders -- particularly Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, the trio of freshman who have officially entered the race so far -- are trying to draw with the 67-year-old Clinton.
    There's an age gap -- but Clinton's decades in the public eye has also left her with baggage that short-tenured Republicans don't have to carry.
    It's a bit of a tricky case to make, since Republicans have also argued that President Barack Obama -- himself a freshman senator when he defeated Clinton for the 2008 Democratic nomination -- was too inexperienced for the job.
    "Everyone brings different talents to the table," Priebus said. "It wasn't just Obama's experience that was an issue. It was the things that he did as a state senator in Illinois and people he hung around and the things he didn't do when he was a U.S. senator. So, I mean, you take each case one by one."