Hillary Clinton has said she wants to have a “conversation” with voters to kick off her second presidential bid. Her campaign aides have said to expect her visiting much smaller venues than you might expect. It all got underway on Tuesday when Clinton showed up at the Jones St. Java House in Le Claire, Iowa, a quaint town on the Mississippi River that borders neighboring Illinois.
Tales from the Trail
Hillary Clinton made the first stops of her 2016 presidential campaign in Iowa on Tuesday, rolling into the state in her “Scooby” van with several aides and her security detail. Clinton left her home in Chappaqua, New York, on Sunday, when she announced on social media she was launching her second presidential campaign. It was her idea to drive the 15 or so hours to Iowa, an early-voting state where U.S. presidential candidates spend a lot of time.
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U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell, who drew fire in 2010 when he declared that his top goal was to deny President Barack Obama re-election, quickly congratulated the president on Monday as Obama began four more years in office.
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Nancy Pelosi quoted a member of her favorite baseball team, the World Champion San Francisco Giants, in a pep talk on Thursday to newly elected members of the House of Representatives.