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Hillary Clinton has called for reinforcements to help in Iowa after polls show her just slightly ahead of Bernie Sanders — and her successor and protégé Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is answering the summons.
Gillibrand, who took Clinton’s place as New York’s junior Democratic senator, will spend Sunday campaigning for Clinton in Iowa, according to a Clinton campaign email Wednesday.
According to the email, Gillibrand “will highlight Hillary Clinton’s lifelong record of taking on the tough fights and delivering real results for children, women, and families, both at home and around the world.”
Gillibrand will make four stops — three of them in eastern Iowa and the final stop near Des Moines.
She is scheduled to start the day with an appearance at a Clinton supporter’s home in Bettendorf at 10:45 a.m., then will head to a Clinton campaign office in Dubuque at 1 p.m. She’ll join Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) in Waterloo at a Clinton campaign office, and end the day at 6:30 p.m. at a supporter’s home in Ames.
Gillibrand has long said she would support Clinton for president, often brushing aside questions about her own ambitions in the process.
The most recent Bloomberg Politics/Des Moines Register Iowa Poll, conducted Jan. 7-10, showed Clinton ahead of Sanders by 2 percentage points with a margin of error of 4.4 points.