Bill Clinton to campaign for Hillary in Utah
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Bill ClintonWilliam (Bill) Jefferson ClintonMcCain's reset: US-Vietnam relations going strong after 25 years Facebook ad boycott is unlikely to solve the problem — a social media standards board would Kanye West says he had coronavirus 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 ClintonBiden wins Louisiana primary Mueller pens WaPo op-ed: Roger Stone 'remains a convicted felon, and rightly so' The Memo: Democrats feel rising tide in Florida 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 TrumpDeSantis on Florida schools reopening: 'If you can do Walmart,' then 'we absolutely can do schools' NYT editorial board calls for the reopening of schools with help from federal government's 'checkbook' Mueller pens WaPo op-ed: Roger Stone 'remains a convicted felon, and rightly so' 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 JohnsonWhere Biden, Trump stand in key swing states Amash decides against Libertarian campaign for president The Hill's Campaign Report: Amash moves toward Libertarian presidential bid 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.