Bill Clinton is making a campaign swing through East Texas on Friday, part of his wife’s drive to regain her momentum with a big showing in the state’s March 4 primary.
The former president has stops planned in Texarkana, Longview, Tyler, Nacogdoches, and Lufkin.
Increasingly, Texas looms as a make-or-break state for Mrs. Clinton’s campaign. Since battling Barack Obama to a draw in Feb. 5’s Super Tuesday contests, she has watched her rival roll up victories – and pick up momentum – in Louisiana, Washington State, Maine, the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia.
East Texas, once a solid Democratic stronghold, is largely rural and working-class, with a significant African-American population. It’s a political geography that is familiar to Mr. Clinton, a former Arkansas governor.