Failed Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton will finally make her way to Wisconsin Thursday after not stepping foot in the state once on the campaign trail during the 2016 election, which ultimately went to Donald Trump.
Now, one year after the election, Clinton is finally traveling to the Badger State for an appearance at the Riverside Theater in Milwaukee, Wis., as part of her book tour to promote What Happened.
"Join Hillary Rodham Clinton this Fall as she travels the United States. She'll connect with audiences in a conversation about a story that's personal, raw, detailed, and surprisingly funny," the website for Hillary Clinton Live reads. "She'll take you with her on her journey and talk about What Happened, what's next, and what's on your mind. What you'll see will be her story – Live. Her story of resilience, how to get back up after a loss, and how we can all look ahead. It’s about Hillary's experience as a woman in politics — she lets loose on this topic, and others, in a way she never has before."
Tickets for the event are currently running between $25 and $125.
"Secretary Clinton took Wisconsin voters for granted and never visited them because she didn’t think doing so would benefit her. Now that she’s peddling a book, she thinks it will, so she's going," said Brian Anderson, founder of the Saguaro Group, who launched the "One Year Of Hillary" project. "That's all you need to know about What Happened. With the Clintons, it has always been ‘with you when they need you,' nothing more, nothing less."
Critics have hit Clinton for not focusing enough on Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin during the election, which all went to Trump and gave him the victory.
Clinton, however, insists in What Happened that her lack of campaigning in the Midwest was not the reason she lost the election.
"If just 40,000 people across Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania had changed their minds, I would have won," Clinton wrote in her book. "With a margin like that, everyone can have a pet theory about why I lost. It's difficult to rule anything out. But every theory needs to be tested against the evidence that I was winning until October 28, when [former FBI Director] Jim Comey injected emails back into the election."
"For example, some critics have said that everything hinged on me not campaigning in the Midwest. And I suppose it is possible that a few more trips to Saginaw or a few more ads on the air on Waukesha could have tipped a couple thousand votes here and there."