Hillary Clinton to stump for Mary Landrieu in New Orleans _lowres

Hillary Rodham Clinton shakes hands with the crowd after campaigning for Democratic gubernatorial nominee Gina Raimondo, not pictured, at Rhode Island College in Providence, R.I., Friday Oct. 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Stew Milne)

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will be in New Orleans this weekend to campaign for Democratic U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu — just days ahead of Tuesday’s election.

Saturday’s event featuring Clinton is being dubbed as a “Women with Mary Geaux Vote” rally. The event will be held at the Sugar Mill in New Orleans’ Warehouse District and is open to the public with an RSVP through Landrieu’s campaign website. Landrieu’s campaign also is giving away 10 pairs of “silver VIP” passes to the event.

Clinton’s husband, former President Bill Clinton, has been to Louisiana twice this election cycle to stump for Landrieu, who is locked in a closely-watched and tight re-election bid against Republican Congressman Bill Cassidy.

Bill Clinton’s most recent event, which was in Baton Rouge last week, drew more than 1,000 attendees.

Hillary Clinton is considered an early frontrunner for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2016.

Both Clintons have been fixtures on the campaign trail — particularly in Republican-leaning states — as Democrats try to hold onto their majority in the U.S. Senate this election season. Landrieu’s seat has been identified as one of the most vulnerable this year.

Landrieu’s campaign has honed in on women and senior voters as potential support bases as she battles Cassidy.

According to Landrieu’s campaign, Saturday’s event will “highlight mothers, grandmothers, and women all across Louisiana, who are coming out to say, ‘I’m with Mary.’ ”

Meanwhile, Cassidy will be in Abita Springs on Saturday campaigning with Dr. Ben Carson, a surgeon and political newcomer who has been generating significant buzz as a potential contender for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination.

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