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Oh, the (local) places the Clintons have been

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Posted at 7:42 AM, Feb 12, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-12 07:42:57-05

Former President Bill Clinton will be in Cincinnati today to host a fundraiser and rally for his wife, Hillary. 

Chelsea Clinton is expected to campaign for her mother in Cleveland and Columbus on Monday.

But the Clintons are no strangers to the Tri-State and northern Ohio. 

Here’s are some places the Clintons have visited in the past:

Independence, Ohio (January, 2016)

After campaign stops in New Hampshire and Iowa, Bill Clinton attended a private evening fundraiser for his wife at the home of prominent Democratic donor Robert DiGeronimo, an executive with Independence Excavating.

The lowest priced tickets cost $500, according the online invitation. The highest was $2,700.

Ohio State University (November 2015)

The John Glenn College of Public Affairs sent an invitation to the former president, and he responded. The speech, which lasted around an hour, did not include any presidential campaign matters, according to The Columbus Dispatch. Instead, Bill Clinton talked about how his wife turned him down, twice, when he asked her to marry him after college.

The Columbus Athenaeum (September 2015)

Former secretary of state Hillary Clinton was the speaker of a “Women for Hillary Grassroots Organizing Meeting” last year. The event was supposed to take place in Cincinnati but was switched to Columbus.

During her speech, the presidential candidate addressed issues concerning women and families, which include marriage equality, reproductive rights and equal pay. She also criticized Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump by saying, "There is a candidate that delights in insulting woman... I would love to debate him."

The Democratic frontrunner was also at the Athenaeum during her 2008 presidential campaign.

East Walnut Hills, Cincinnati (September 2015)

After her Columbus visit, Hillary Clinton attended a Cincinnati-area fundraiser hosted by Jennie and husband Allan Berliant, the CEO of Hyde Park’s Express Food and former member of the national finance committee for President Barack Obama’s campaign.

The fundraiser was held in the couple’s home and cost $2,700 per ticket.

“We think she’s the best candidate and we’re doing everything we can to help her win,” Allan Berliant said.

Case Western Reserve University (August 2015)

This was Hillary Clinton’s first campaign visit to Ohio as a 2016 presidential candidate. The public event was held about four months after her announcement to join the race. After the visit, the former first lady attended a private fundraiser at the residence of Judy Embrescia.

Northern Kentucky University (November 2014)

Hillary Clinton headlined a pre-election rally at Northern Kentucky University back in 2014. The rally was for Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes, who, at that time, was running against Sen. Mitch McConnell in the 2014 midterm elections.

Bill Clinton was in Louisville, Kentucky, a few days earlier to rally Democrats for Grimes. Grimes lost that election.

Cincinnati Memorial Hall (September 2010)

In September of 2010, Bill Clinton headlined a fundraiser for then-Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Lee Fischer at the Cincinnati Memorial Hall. Fischer lost to U.S. Sen. Rob Portman that year.

Cincinnati State (2008)

Hillary Clinton spoke to more than 2,000 people at Cincinnati State Technical and Community College during her presidential campaign in 2008. This event was where the the former first lady stressed on the importance of Ohio to her candidacy.

“I need your help,” she said. “It’s up to the people of Ohio.”

Clinton also held an impromptu press conference at the college, where she accused Obama’s campaign of spreading false information to Ohio voters about her positions on healthcare and the North American Free Trade Agreement. 

Joshua Lim is a fellow in the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism Statehouse News Bureau. You can reach him at joshielim93@gmail.com or follow him on Twitter at @JoshuaLim93