Hillary Clinton to Visit New Hampshire Next Week

It will be her first trip to the state as an officially announced presidential candidate

Hillary Clinton will travel to New Hampshire on Monday, April 20 and Tuesday, April 21, her campaign confirmed on Thursday.

The campaign said the visit will be the first of many conversations Clinton plans to have with Granite State voters about how to improve the economy. She will hold roundtables with students, educators and employees of a New Hampshire small business, and meet privately with elected officials, activists and community leaders from across the state to discuss her campaign and ask for their support.

The trip comes one week after her announcement on Sunday that she is officially seeking the Democratic nomination for president in 2016.

The 2-day New Hampshire swing will be her second campaign trip. She spent this week in Iowa.

Clinton has only made one trip to New Hampshire since the beginning of 2014, according to necn's interactive 2016 New Hampshire Primary Candidate Tracker. She attended a Get Out the Vote event in Nashua on Nov. 2, 2014, along with U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen and Gov. Maggie Hassan, both of whom won re-election.

Clinton won the 2008 New Hampshire Primary, but finished third to Barack Obama in the Iowa caucuses. Obama went on to win the Democratic nomination and be elected president.

A recent Public Policy Polling survey of New Hampshire voters had Clinton's wide margin over the other possible Democratic contenders narrowing slightly, but she still holds a commanding lead at 45 percent. The next closest contender, at 23 percent, is U.S. Sen Elizabeth Warren, who has said repeatedly that she will not run for president in 2016.

The news of Clinton's visit comes on the eve of this weekend's First in the Nation Republican Leadership Summit in Nashua, New Hampshire. Nineteen potential 2016 Republican presidential contenders are scheduled to attend the event on Friday and Saturday.

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