Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is headed to Iowa, initiating her first presidential campaign trip to the small town.
Clinton left her home in Chappaqua, New York, for Iowa in a van. Her aide has informed that it was actually Clinton’s idea to make a road trip to Iowa.
“When Hillary first told us that she was ready to hit the road for Iowa, we literally looked at her and said, ‘Seriously?’ And she said, ‘Seriously,'” said longtime aide Huma Abedin, as quoted by the Associated Press. “This was her idea, and she’s been really excited about it since she came up with it.”
On her road journey, Clinton first made a stop at a gas station in Pennsylvania where she got to meet a family from Michigan.
“I think it’s safe to say she surprised quite a few people who had just happened to stop for gas at the same time she did,” Abedin said.
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Clinton’s campaign van to Iowa is nicknamed “Scooby,”’ after the 1970’s cartoon “The Scooby Doo Show.” The aide also informed that the former first lady and senator’s van was driven by the Secret Service.
Highlighting her prime focus on Iowa, a news release says that Clinton will work towards the development of the town’s economy so that everyday Americans and their families can have a decent livelihood.
Clinton’s team confirmed that this time, instead of attending big events, Clinton will concentrate only on personal interaction with voters of her constituency and try to understand their problems.
This is Hillary Clinton’s first trip to Iowa in seven years after her 2008 campaign. Her schedule includes holding meetings with democratic elected officials and activists, making a tour to a community college in Monticello and paying a visit to the distribution company in Norwalk on Wednesday.
Her road trip will approximately cover 1,000 miles from her home in New York City’s suburbs and to Iowa.