Hillary Clinton Begins Campaign in Iowa
Washington Post – On the surface, Hillary Rodham Clinton is starting her presidential run small. She’s being driven halfway across the country in what she’s dubbed her “Scooby Doo van,” getting out at diners and gas stations to chat with people. She plans an intimate listening tour with everyday Americans, beginning Tuesday in the town of Monticello, Iowa.
Behind the scenes, however, the vast network Hillary and Bill Clinton have cultivated over four decades in politics is whirring back to life to build a behemoth ready to last far beyond the Democratic primaries. It will be the largest operation ever mustered by the Clintons, designed to compete in what is expected to be the most expensive presidential election in U.S. history.