Clinton Preps Possible White House Run With Midterm Rallies In Places Inhospitable To Obama

Former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton have made several campaign appearances in Kentucky this election cycle -- the latest this weekend.

The Clintons' 2014 campaign tour, which has taken them to a number of swing states, may help keep Democrats close -- or even propel them to victory -- in this inhospitable election cycle. Equally significant, it will prove valuable if the country's former chief diplomat, as expected, decides to run for president in 2016.

Republican strategist Ford O'Connell, a veteran of the 2008 McCain-Palin campaign, said the Clintons are also collecting political chits, supporting politicians who in turn would presumably support her in the future.

"She's 99 percent in already," O'Connell said. If that's the case, the warmup will do her good. "This is not going to be the cakewalk she thinks she is, particularly in a Democratic primary."

Read more from Manuel Quiñones at Environment & Energy Publishing

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