Clinton to campaign in Atlanta on Sept. 17

Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton will campaign and raise money for her presidential bid in Atlanta on Sept. 17.

This will be Clinton’s first open campaign event of the year in Georgia, though she has been through on a fundraising trip. A campaign official shared the date with The Atlanta Journal-Constitution but provided no further details about the events.

The visit will come the day after the next Republican presidential debate in California.

Most of the former secretary of state’s campaigning so far has been in the early states of Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina and Nevada. She is also starting to look ahead at SEC primary states such as Georgia that will vote March 1, and she has done some early organizing work in the Peach State.

Clinton’s recent struggles, combined with a surge for U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders and a possible entry into the race by Vice President Joe Biden, means Georgia may end up playing a big role in the Democratic primary.

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