Hillary Clinton makes her first public appearance in Iowa since her third-place finish during a failed presidential primary bid in 2008, amid speculation that she may be eyeing another run for president. Mana Rabiee reports.
Hillary Clinton is back in Iowa. It's her first visit to the Hawkeye State since her third-place finish in the state's 2008 Democratic presidential primary. NATS CLINTON "HELLO IOWA!" She's headlining Senator Tom Harkin's annual "Steak Fry". He's retiring after nearly 40 years in the Senate. But Clinton's upstaging her host -- amid speculation that the former Secretary of State may be eyeing a second run for the White House. NATS CLINTON "I'M BACK!" Iowa, of course, is where prospective presidential contenders have long gauged their campaign prospects. SOUNDBITE: HILLARY CLINTON SAYING: "I've got a few things on my mind these days...(cheers)… It is true that I'm thinking about it (cheers)." For weeks, the "Ready for Hillary" super PAC with its deep pockets has been rallying attention to the steak fry. It's been wooing Iowans and offering to shuttle in for free college students from across the state. NATS STAR SPANGLED BANNER Clinton recently says she'll announce early next year whether she plans to run again. Analysts point to her shaky showing in the state in 2008, saying Iowa was where the presumptive Democratic candidate ultimately lost her frontrunner status.