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Bill Clinton makes unexpected visit to Denver

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Posted at 4:42 AM, Jan 22, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-22 06:42:47-05

Former President Bill Clinton made an unannounced trip to Denver on Thursday to rally volunteers for his wife’s campaign ahead of Colorado’s March 1 caucus.

The Hillary Clinton campaign kept news of the trip limited to campaign volunteers and top-level supporters, and his visit only became apparent after social media posts from the afternoon event. The secrecy surrounding the trip is abnormal for a campaign seeking as much attention as possible as it tries to build energy ahead of the state’s vote.

At least two Colorado lawmakers attended the event. State Sen. Andy Kerr, D-Lakewood, and House Majority Leader Crisanta Duran of Denver posted photos from the event to Twitter. Duran later confirmed the president’s visit in response to a question from The Denver Post.

A Hillary Clinton campaign spokeswoman later told The Post that “there were no public events on this trip” but did not immediately respond to questions about why it was kept hush-hush. The trip likely included a fundraising component, as most do, but the campaign did not respond to questions about the nature of the visit.

Read more from our partners at The Denver Post.