Bill Clinton set to hold campaign event at North

Former President Bill Clinton, shown in a January 2016 file photo, will headline Day 2 of the Democratic National Convention on Tuesday, July 26, 2016. (AP file)
Former President Bill Clinton, shown in a January 2016 file photo, will headline Day 2 of the Democratic National Convention on Tuesday, July 26, 2016. (AP file)

DAVENPORT, Iowa (KWQC) – Bill Clinton is campaigning on a bus tour across Iowa for wife, and Democratic Presidential Nominee, Hillary Clinton. The focus of the bus tour is early voting.

On Wednesday, October 12, 2016 Clinton made two stops, one in Indianola and the second in Waterloo. Thursday, October 13, 2016, the former President is scheduled to stop in Mount Vernon and finally at North High School in Davenport.

Bill Clinton has been a hot topic on the campaign trail, especially at the most recent Presidential debate. Donald Trump continues to bring up the former President’s past, amid is own controversy.

TV6’s Political Analyst, Dr. Christopher Whitt, says he doesn’t think sending Bill Clinton out on the campaign trail is the best strategy.

“Bill Clinton is kind of the subject of a lot of Donald Trump attacks, but on the other hand I guess the Clinton campaign may be taking this as a way to stand up to some of the attacks that are coming from the trump campaign,” said Dr. Whitt. “I guess time will tell if this type of strategy of really putting Bill Clinton in front of voters will really work or not work.”

As the election nears, both Presidential nominees focus down on battle ground states.

Just weeks ago Bernie Sanders canceled a campaign event in Davenport. Dr. Whitt says Bill Clinton could be serving as a sort of fill-in.

“I suppose, when we think about the face that Iowa is a swing state and that the Davenport area and the Iowa Quad Cities is so important in terms of a place that is heavily populated with voters,” said Dr. Whitt. “The Clinton campaign didn’t want to leave those voters, or particularly those staunch supporters, high and dry by having that sanders campaign event cancelled and not having a big name come through.

Those wanting to attend must RSVP. Doors open at 5:15 p.m. and the event begins an hour later.

KWQC will have a crew at North, stay tuned for more updates on-air and online.

 

 

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