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Hillary Clinton to make 1st campaign stop in Tennessee on Friday

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton is making her first Tennessee campaign stops in Memphis and Nashville this week.

Clinton is scheduled to make her visit on Friday at LeMoyne-Owen College in Memphis before traveling to Fisk University in Nashville.

Tennessee is among the Super Tuesday states holding presidential primaries on March 1.

The former secretary of state earlier this month named a 46-member Tennessee leadership team headlined by U.S. Reps. Jim Cooper of Nashville and Steve Cohen of Memphis.

Heavily Republican Tennessee has seen numerous visits from GOP candidates. But there has been little activity in the state by Democrats other than a Nashville fundraiser by former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley in August.

Clinton easily won Tennessee over Barack Obama in the 2008 race, though she lost in the Democratic strongholds of Nashville, Memphis and Chattanooga.