Hillary Clinton is returning to Iowa

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  • Hillary Clinton will speak at rallies in Cedar Rapids and Davenport
  • She'll return to Iowa on October 29
  • Clinton's trips to Iowa get attention given her possible 2016 presidential run
  • Clinton was in Iowa last September for the 37th annual Harkin Steak Fry
Hillary Clinton is headed back to Iowa, according to Bruce Braley's Senate campaign.
The former first lady's October 29 visit comes just a little more than a month since she returned to Iowa after a six year hiatus. Clinton stumped for Bruce Braley, Iowa's Democratic Senate nominee, and other Iowa Democrats at the 37th annual -- and final -- Harkin Steak Fry in September. She had last visited the state in 2008.
Clinton will headline two rallies for Braley while in Iowa next week. She will start her day in Cedar Rapids with a grassroots event at a local labor hall, with her second and final stop being a rally at the RiverCenter in Davenport.
Braley is currently locked in a tight race with Republican Joni Ernst to succeed Harkin in the Senate.
Clinton attended the Harkin Steak Fry in September.
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A number of big-name Democrats have come to Iowa to help Braley. Vice President Joe Biden will stump for the Senate hopeful at an event in Davenport on Monday, and first lady Michelle Obama stumped for him earlier this week.
Any visit Clinton makes to Iowa -- the crucially important first-in-the-nation caucus state -- is immediately seen through the lens of 2016 politics, given that the former first lady is widely seen as the Democratic frontrunner for president and has admitted that she is considering a run.
Clinton's October visit to stump for Democrats in Iowa comes near the end of her prolonged push for Democrats across the country. Clinton has headlined political events in California, Colorado, Michigan, Kentucky, Nevada, Pennsylvania, Illinois and Florida in the last month. And is expected to return to New Hampshire and Georgia by election day.
While all of these events have been for Democrats seeking to win in November, the campaigning is also a way for Clinton to satisfy Democrats who expect their potential future presidential nominee to help the party in the years before the run.
By election day, Clinton is expected to visit over 15 states in her midterm push.