WASHINGTON (CNN) - With only a month go before Iowa voters kick off the presidential primary season, the Clinton campaign is sending its two senior-most staffers to the Hawkeye State.
Clinton campaign manager Patti Solis Doyle and deputy campaign manager Mike Henry will be shuttling back and forth between Iowa and Clinton's campaign headquarters just outside Washington, a spokesman for the New York senator tells CNN.
The news was first reported by the Atlantic's Marc Ambinder.
Henry was the author of an internal memo, later leaked to the New York Times, that suggested Clinton should skip Iowa – though campaign officials immediately insisted the idea had never been seriously considered. The campaign later overhauled its Iowa leadership structure.
Monday’s news is the latest signal the campaign views its performance in Iowa, where the race has tightened considerably in recent weeks, as crucial to winning the party's nomination.