Hillary Clinton's campaign manager, Robby Mook, and her director of state campaigns, Marlon Marshall, are slated to travel to Rhode Island Monday to meet with key contributors and to build Clinton's presidential operation, a source told RIPR.
Clinton is expected to establish a campaign office at Mashapaug Commons, a shopping plaza on Reservoir Avenue.
Clinton enjoyed a lopsided 18-point victory over Barack Obama in Rhode Island's March 2008 presidential primary, and her local supporters include former Providence mayor Joseph R. Paolino Jr. and longtime Democratic contributor Mark Weiner.
Mook, a native of Vermont, led Terry McAuliffe's winning 2013 race to become governor of Virginia.
Marshall led healthcare-enrollment efforts for the White House before leaving in January, and deputy national field director for Obama's 2012 campaign.
Paolino couldn't immediately be reached for comment.
Clinton has also hired Brian Bass, a Rhode Island College grad who worked on her 2008 campaign, to be a part of her field operation. Bass worked on Frank Caprio's 2010 run for governor and has been a part of the staff for a number of other campaigns.
Former Rhode Island governor Lincoln Chafee has said he is considering a presidential run, although most observers expect Clinton to win Rhode Island easily.