Hillary Clinton is slated to come to Rhode Island next month for a mid-June fundraiser at longtime Democratic activist Mark Weiner's East Greenwich home, RIPR has learned.
Two top Clinton campaign officials recently visited Providence to establish the Democrat's presidential campaign office, as part of an aggressive 50-state strategy.
Clinton remains popular in Rhode Island. Her husband, Bill, campaigned here last year for Treasurer Seth Magaziner, and Hillary campaigned for Governor Gina Raimondo. Clinton crushed the insurgent Barack Obama, with an 18-point win, during Rhode Island's March 2008 presidential primary.
Vermont Senator Bernard Sanders is also running for president as a Democrat, and former governor Lincoln Chafee is exploring a run.