Bill Clinton to campaign for Hillary in Utah
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Bill ClintonWilliam (Bill) Jefferson ClintonGOP senators balk at lengthy impeachment trial Biden, Sanders, Warren, Buttigieg, Harris lead Trump in Georgia: Poll Keep your eye on essential facts in the unfolding impeachment circus MORE will campaign on behalf of his wife next month in Utah, a state traditionally considered a lock for Republicans in the general election.

The former president will travel to the Beehive State to campaign for presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham Clinton2020 Democrats make play for veterans' votes The Memo: Democrats confront prospect of long primary Manafort sought to hurt Clinton 2016 campaign efforts in key states: NYT MORE on Aug. 11 for several events, according to BuzzFeed.


Utah is one of nine states to have voted Republican in the past 12 presidential elections, but GOP nominee Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpGOP senators balk at lengthy impeachment trial Warren goes local in race to build 2020 movement 2020 Democrats make play for veterans' votes MORE is unpopular in the state, scrambling the race.  

In a RealClearPolitics average of polls, Trump narrowly leads Clinton in Utah by 7 percentage points. But a survey from early June found Trump leading Clinton by only 3 points in a three-way contest with Libertarian nominee Gary JohnsonGary Earl JohnsonThe Trump strategy: Dare the Democrats to win Trump challenger: 'All bets are off' if I win New Hampshire primary Scaramucci assembling team of former Cabinet members to speak out against Trump MORE.

“The state is in play,” said Jenny Wilson, Utah delegation chair to the Democratic National Convention, who told BuzzFeed that the state’s large Mormon voter bloc doesn't "like [Trump’s] abrupt nature, they don’t like the ‘build a wall’ — the persecution.”

Trump finished third in the the Utah caucuses during the primary process, taking only 14 percent of the vote. 

The businessman's struggles in Utah could be the result of his bitter public feud with Mitt Romney, a native son who was the first-ever Mormon to be nominated for president by a major party. Romney, the 2012 Republican nominee, has refused to endorse Trump.