CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton is chatting with voters this morning at a coffee house in the Mississippi River town of LeClaire, joking that she’s going to “drink my way across Iowa.”
Clinton popped into the Jones Street Java House on Tuesday and ordered a chai, a latte and a glass of water with lemon. She’s headed later to a round-table discussion with students and teachers at a community college in Monticello.
The coffee shop stop is the first event in Clinton’s return to presidential politics, and sticks with her strategy to hold small “retail” style events that allow her to speak to individual voters. She doesn’t plan to hold a large kickoff rally for several weeks.
At the coffee house, Clinton chatted about the “long winter” with about a half-dozen people.