Clinton makes first campaign stop in small-town America

Hillary Clinton has coffee with local residents at the Jones Street Java House during a campaign visit on April 14, 2015 in Le Claire, IowaHillary Clinton’s 1,000-mile road trip brought her Tuesday to a small town in America’s agricultural heartland for the first official stop on what she hopes is her journey to the White House. After three decades in the public eye, the former first lady, senator and secretary of state wants to reintroduce herself to voters as a down-to-earth champion of middle class aspiration. So she began by traveling by van across the Midwest from New York to Le Claire, a small town of 4,000 souls in Iowa — the state which will see the first votes in next year’s primary race. There, on the banks of the Mississippi, the woman who once walked the world’s corridors of power as the United States’ top diplomat, sat down for a tea in Jones Street Coffee House.

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