A week after her husband former President Bill Clinton stopped by, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton will stump in the Ocean State. Clinton will appear somewhere in the state for a rally Saturday.
Her team made the announcement Tuesday.
Clinton has historically done well in Rhode Island. Ocean State residents voted for Clinton over future President Barack Obama in the 2008 primary, by nearly 20 points.
This year, a Brown University poll showed her Democratic rival Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders with a lead, but a subsequent poll, also by Brown University, showed Clinton ahead.
Like other late-primary states, Rhode Island voting does not often have the same importance as larger, earlier states. But with the presidential nominees still uncertain, this year may be different.
Though Sanders still faces a long shot to the nomination, he’s garnered big support among young, liberal voters, in Rhode Island and elsewhere.
At the opening of her campaign headquarters in Providence earlier this month, Clinton supporter Governor Gina Raimondo said the former Secretary of State can’t take anything for granted.
There has been speculation that Bernie Sanders will make an appearance in Rhode Island, but the campaign has not confirmed a date. Clinton will appear on the same day Republican candidate and Ohio Governor John Kasich is set to campaign at Bryant University in Smithfield.