Former President Bill Clinton made an unannounced trip to Denver on Thursday to rally volunteers for his wife’s campaign ahead of Colorado’s March 1 caucus.
The Hillary Clinton campaign kept news of the trip limited to campaign volunteers and top-level supporters, and his visit only became apparent after social media posts from the afternoon event. The secrecy surrounding the trip is abnormal for a campaign seeking as much attention as possible as it tries to build energy ahead of the state’s vote.
Thank you @billclinton for firing up our @HillaryClinton for Colorado volunteers & getting us ready for caucus! pic.twitter.com/OscK5yqBoX
— Marguerita (@mtenhout) January 21, 2016
At least two Colorado lawmakers attended the event. State Sen. Andy Kerr, D-Lakewood, and House Majority Leader Crisanta Duran of Denver posted photos from the event to Twitter. Duran later confirmed the president’s visit in response to a question from The Denver Post.
A Hillary Clinton campaign spokeswoman later told The Post that “there were no public events on this trip” but did not immediately respond to questions about why it was kept hush-hush. The trip likely included a fundraising component, as most do, but the campaign did not respond to questions about the nature of the visit.
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