Failed Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton belatedly made her way to the neglected state of Wisconsin Thursday to sell her book — a state she was widely criticized for not traveling to during her doomed 2016 campaign.
The Washington Free Beacon first reported that Clinton was traveling to the state for an appearance at the Riverside Theater in Milwaukee, Wis. However, she will not be campaigning for votes, but pushing her campaign post-mortem, What Happened.
The official website promises an entertaining evening:
[Clinton will] connect with audiences in a conversation about a story that’s personal, raw, detailed and surprisingly funny. 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.
There were still tickets available for the event as of Thursday afternoon, with prices initially ranging up to $500 for a ticket, including a book and a “meet & greet” with the former secretary of state. The deluxe tickets were sold out, but tickets for $185 (ticket and book) and below were still available.
Clinton’s decision not to campaign in the Badger State haunted her on Election Day when, despite it being widely seen as likely to swing her way, it instead went to Trump — crumbling her so-called “blue wall” that she needed to win the White House.
Brian Anderson, the founder of the Arizona-based Saguaro Group and who launched the “One Year of Hillary” website, says it is a sign that Clinton is only interested in benefiting herself.
“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,” Anderson said. “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.”
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel notes that Clinton responded to criticism of her strategy in the book when she admits, “It is possible that a few more trips to Saginaw or a few more ads on the air in Waukesha could have tipped a couple of thousand votes here and there.”
Adam Shaw is a Breitbart News politics reporter based in New York. Follow Adam on Twitter: @AdamShawNY.