Clinton campaign announces first rally

WASHINGTON, D.C. (CNN) – Hillary Clinton will hold the first major rally of her presidential campaign when she delivers a kick-off speech on June 13.

The Democratic frontrunner’s campaign is already up and running, but so far it has featured small-group, invitation-only roundtables — not the kinds of policy speeches, large gatherings, network interviews and more that typically mark runs for the White House.

The strategy reflects the stark contrast between the Democratic and Republican 2016 fields. While more than a dozen GOP contenders are vying for attention in their party’s nominating contest, Clinton is trying to demonstrate humility and maintain a low-key start to a candidacy that polls show is not currently facing a serious challenge from other Democrats.

Clinton’s campaign announced the speech in a tweet on Thursday.

Her campaign didn’t immediately respond to questions about where the speech will be held, who will be invited and what issues she will cover.

Clinton just finished her second swing through Iowa, the first state to cast votes in the nominating process. She’ll visit New Hampshire on Friday, and will be in South Carolina next week.

The former secretary of state has also scheduled visits to Texas, Virginia and Missouri in June. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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