GOP money group prepares opposition research blitz against Mike Bloomberg if he runs for president in 2020

A major GOP money group is getting ready to slam Mike Bloomberg with negative talking points if the billionaire Democrat makes a run for the White House in 2020.

America Rising, a super PAC whose targets have included Hillary Clinton, is preparing an opposition-research blitz against Bloomberg that would focus on a range of topics, from his close relationships with Wall Street executives to controversial comments he made about women.

It’s a sign that Republican Party insiders are taking the prospect of a Bloomberg run seriously as President Donald Trump runs for re-election.

“If Bloomberg decides to run, he will be part of the America Rising 2020 Initiative. We have already begun opposition research, rapid response, and video tracking on a host of potential Democratic candidates including Bloomberg,” Sarah Dolan, the PAC’s chief spokeswoman, told CNBC.