Hillary Clinton has yet to mention her Democratic rivals — from surging Bernie Sanders to Lincoln “who?” Chafee — on the campaign trail.
She may not have a choice on Friday evening.
The dominating front-runner will descend on Cedar Rapids to join Sanders, her main opponent, and the party’s trio of other declared White House contenders in the first Democratic cattle call of the election cycle — an event that will put the spotlight on Clinton’s early-state organizing and Sanders’ ability to appeal to his party’s establishment.
In her short speech, Clinton will likely continue to focus her ire on Republicans — a move that consistently riles up her audiences.
But with her Democratic rivals sitting in the crowd, Clinton will also probably be forced to acknowledge their presence when she takes the stage at the Iowa Democratic Party’s Hall of Fame ceremony.