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Hillary Clinton Campaigns in Chicago Monday

Prior to her scheduled noon arrival to Chicago, Clinton will join Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren for their first joint event at a rally in Cincinnati, Ohio

Hillary Clinton was the keynote speaker at an International Women’s Luncheon as part of the 50th annual Rainbow PUSH Coalition convention. Mary Ann Ahern reports. (Published Monday, June 27, 2016)

Hillary Clinton will campaign in Chicago Monday as her poll numbers surge.

Clinton will be the keynote speaker at an International Women’s Luncheon as part of the 50th annual Rainbow PUSH Coalition convention. 

The event, which will take place at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place, will be hosted by Jacqueline Jackson, wife of Rev. Jesse Jackson, Sr. Jackson is the founder and president of Rainbow PUSH Coalition. 

The luncheon’s theme is "lifting as we climb." Mrs. Jackson said Clinton was an appropriate speaker because “that is exactly what Hillary has done her entire career.”

Hillary Clinton to Campaign in Chicago Monday

[CHI] Hillary Clinton to Campaign in Chicago Monday
Hillary Clinton will return to her home state Monday for two scheduled campaign events in Chicago. NBC 5's Susan Carlson reports. (Published Monday, June 27, 2016)

Clinton will also hold a fundraiser at The Ivy Room Monday. Hosts for the event, who will receive a VIP reception with Clinton, have to raise $27,000. General admission is $2,700. Members of Clinton’s National Finance Committee, known as “Hillblazers,” will host the event. 

Prior to her scheduled noon arrival to Chicago, Clinton will join Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren for their first joint event at a rally in Cincinnati, Ohio. 

For Clinton, the visit offers an important opportunity to win back some of the liberal and younger voters she lost to Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders in the primary. Though Sanders said on Friday that he'd vote for Clinton, he's shied away from offering a full-throated endorsement or urging his supporters to back her. 

For Warren, the appearance may be more like an audition, closely watched for any sign of chemistry between the two politicians. She's currently being vetted by lawyers involved in Clinton's vice presidential search, and they've asked Warren for documents and to complete a questionnaire. The next step: a private interview with Clinton.

It will be a whirlwind couple of days for Clinton as she makes a few stops in the Midwest. On Sunday, Clinton was in Indianapolis. The appearance at the U.S. Conference of Mayors was her first since Britain voted to leave the European Union. 

Clinton clinched the Democratic presidential nomination earlier this month, becoming the first female in the country’s history to be nominated for president. 

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