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Arkansas Travelers On the Road Again for Another Clinton Campaign

LITTLE ROCK, AR - It's presidential campaign season and the Arkansas Travelers hit the road again to tell American voters outside the state the Clinton story.

This time, they are talking up Hillary Clinton, the front-runner among Democrats in the 2008 presidential race, not her husband and former President Bill Clinton.

Longtime friends of the Clintons, the Arkansas Travelers helped introduce their relatively unknown governor in 1992 to the country and toured the nation again on his behalf when he won re-election to the White House in 1996.

The group makes its first trip for Hillary Clinton today, heading to Iowa to tell voters there she is more than the formal political figure they see on television and read about in the news.

Travelers membership reached more than 435 during the Bill Clinton campaigns, with groups of varying numbers traveling when they could.  They volunteer their time and pay for lodging, hotels and travel fare.

Today, 34 of the 200 who have signed up this year are going on the Iowa trip.

(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

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