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“It’s very rare you go back a generation," Stevens said.

In a Quinnipiac University poll released earlier this month, Clinton dominated the Democratic field, garnering the support of 65 percent of potential primary voters. The next closest candidate, Vice President Biden, earned 13 percent, with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo rounding out the top three at 4 percent.

In a highly circulated op-ed piece written in February, Stevens argued Republicans would benefit in the coming election because of the age of their top presidential candidates.

"For 2016, the Democrats seem headed toward a fight between Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham ClintonTrump notes 'election meddling by Russia' in tweet criticizing Obama Former Obama advisor calls Fox ‘state sanctioned media’ Biden rips Senate GOP healthcare bill, says it 'isn't about healthcare' MORE and Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden rips Senate GOP healthcare bill, says it 'isn't about healthcare' Report: Biden scolded hedge fund manager over late son OPINION: Democrats are going to keep losing if they can't articulate a vision MORE. Both launched their careers in the 1970s; what will their slogan be, “Another Century of Service”?" Stevens wrote. 

"On our side, we have Paul RyanPaul RyanRyan reminds lawmakers to be on time for votes Lawmakers consider new security funding in wake of shooting Paul Ryan: ‘Beautiful day’ to catch up with Bono MORE, Nikki Haley, Marco RubioMarco RubioWill Republicans stand up to the NRA's insurrection rhetoric? The Hill's Whip List: Senate ObamaCare repeal bill Ivanka Trump turns to House GOP on paid family leave MORE, Chris Christie, Jeb Bush, Susana Martinez and more. Who has the best opportunity to win that generational battle?"