Clinton Stumping for Vilsack in Iowa

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Former U.S. President Bill Clinton speaks at an event at the University of New Hampshire October 3, 2012 in Durham, New Hampshire.

Former President Bill Clinton will headline a rally for Christie Vilsack, the Democrat challenging Republican firebrand Rep. Steve King of Iowa.

Clinton will appear at a rally in Sioux City on Friday.

King, who is running for his sixth term in the U.S. House for the first time faces a challenging race in his Fourth congressional district,  redrawn since the Census, which cost Iowa one seat in Washington.

The Web-site RealClearPolitics rates the race between King and Vilsack as a toss-up. Vilsack is married to Tom Vilsack, Iowa’s former governor and now President Barack Obama’s agriculture secretary.

“President Clinton knows that creating a strong economy begins with rebuilding the middle class in this country,” Christie Vilsack said in a statement announcing Clinton’s appearance at the rally. ” This is the same kind of leadership I’ll bring to Congress as I fight for the 4th District.”

 

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