Hillary Rodham Clinton will return to her old stomping grounds on Capitol Hill next week for the first time since declaring her candidacy for president.
The former secretary of State, New York senator and first lady has scheduled meetings for July 14 with members of the Black, Hispanic and Asian Pacific American caucuses, a Clinton campaign official confirmed with CQ Roll Call. Clinton, the official said, would be sitting down separately with each of the three congressional caucuses “for policy meetings on pressing foreign and domestic issues that impact the African-American, Hispanic and Asian American and Pacific Islander communities.”
The lawmakers who make up what’s collectively known as the “Tri-Caucus” are mostly House members and all Democrats, with the exception of the CBC, which counts Utah Republican Rep. Mia Love as a member.
As the current leading candidate for president on the Democratic ticket and widely considered heir apparent to her party’s nomination, Clinton already has support from many of the Democrats with whom she’s slated to meet.
But she will need to continue to engage them to build crucial bases of support in the districts these lawmakers represent around the country, particularly in districts in swing states.
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