Hillary staffs up in Iowa
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Former Secretary of State Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonUnion leader: Bloomberg can go all the way Will Bernie have to turn on his bros? De Blasio endorses Sanders for president MORE is building out her future campaign team, hiring a top adviser to Agriculture Secretary and former Iowa Gov. Tom Vilsack (D) to run her Iowa operation and adding two more experienced staffers for the state.


Matt Paul, a longtime Vilsack adviser with more than two decades of experience on Iowa campaigns will head back home to help Clinton, according to The Washington Post. The Clintons and Vilsacks have a decades-old relationship, and Paul's move to her team will help her shore up her presence in the Hawkeye State.

Clinton is also bringing on Democratic super-lawyer Marc Elias for the campaign, according to The New York Times.

Paul will likely be joined by Lily Adams, Democratic National Committee deputy communications director, according to the Post, as well as longtime Iowa Democratic strategist Brenda Kole.

Clinton's official campaign is expected to launch sometime next month.