Clinton plans to campaign with Gillum in Florida

Clinton plans to campaign with Gillum in Florida
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Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonTrump's economic approval takes hit in battleground states: poll This is how Democrats will ensure Trump's re-election The Hill's Morning Report - Trump takes 2020 roadshow to New Mexico MORE is expected to campaign next month alongside Andrew Gillum, the Democratic nominee for Florida governor, sources told The Hill on Wednesday.

The sources say Clinton's and Gillum's teams are still ironing out the details, but they expect Clinton will appear at at least one public event with the Tallahassee mayor — and assist his campaign in other ways. 

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The commitment indicates Clinton is still considered a valuable asset even in states where she lost during her 2016 bid for the presidency. Allies say it proves she is also a draw even with progressive candidates like Gillum, who endorsed Clinton during the 2016 Democratic presidential primary and was on an early list of potential running mates. 

"She's trying to be helpful in any way she can," said one longtime Clinton ally. "I think this is proof of those efforts. She's doing everything she can to help Democrats in winning." 

The Hill has reached out to Gillum's campaign for comment.

Polls have consistently shown Gillum leading former Rep. Ron DeSantisRonald Dion DeSantisDeath and destruction: A timeline of Hurricane Dorian How to take politics beyond charges of racism South Carolina gov declares state of emergency after Dorian shifts course MORE (R) in the race to replace Gov. Rick Scott (R). DeSantis, a vocal supporter of President TrumpDonald John TrumpTed Cruz knocks New York Times for 'stunning' correction on Kavanaugh report US service member killed in Afghanistan Pro-Trump website edited British reality star's picture to show him wearing Trump hat MORE, stepped down from Congress earlier this month to focus on the campaign.

Clinton is set to have a dizzying schedule in the weeks leading up to the midterm elections in November.

In October, she will be headlining a fundraiser for Sen. Bob MenendezRobert (Bob) MenendezAs NFIP reauthorization deadline looms, Congress must end lethal subsidies Senate Democrats warn Trump: Don't invite Putin to G-7 Pelosi warns Mnuchin to stop 'illegal' .3B cut to foreign aid MORE (D-N.J.), and sources say she is also expected to appear alongside Democratic National Committee (DNC) Chairman Tom PerezThomas Edward PerezClinton’s top five vice presidential picks Government social programs: Triumph of hope over evidence Labor’s 'wasteful spending and mismanagement” at Workers’ Comp MORE for a dinner in Chicago. 

"She's an incredibly powerful force still in Democratic politics," said Democratic strategist Maria Cardona. "I believe she will campaign for key candidates as there are many places she will be a huge draw." 

In recent days, Clinton appeared at a fundraiser for Rep. Jared PolisJared Schutz PolisDemocrats grill BLM chief over plans to move officials out of DC Colorado governor pokes fun at FaceApp Number of openly LGBTQ elected officials rose nearly 25 percent since 2018: report MORE (D), who is running for governor of Colorado. She also appeared at a DNC dinner with Perez in San Francisco as well as a fundraiser with House Minority Leader Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiThe Hill's Morning Report - Trump takes 2020 roadshow to New Mexico This week: House jump-starts effort to prevent shutdown Schumer, Pelosi push Trump to back universal background check bill MORE (D-Calif.).

"There was incredible enthusiasm in the crowd," said Katie Merrill, who helps run the super PAC Fight Back California and was in the crowd in San Francisco. "She's incredibly effective and is a powerful force here for Democrats and mobilizing Democrats. 

"After she spoke at the event, I heard people say how refreshing it is to hear her optimism about what we can do with a Democratic Congress and that was representative of how Democrats feel about her in California."