Tipper Gore, wife of the vice president, is coming to Spokane next week to campaign for the re-election of her husband, Al, and his running mate Bill Clinton.
Gore’s visit, which is part of a campaign swing through several Western states, is the first stop in Washington state by the Gores or the Clintons for the 1996 re-election effort.
“We are planning to be in Spokane next Monday,” Sally Aman, a spokeswoman for Gore, confirmed late Monday.
Paul Berendt, chairman of the state Democratic Party, said the details of the trip are still being worked out. Gore will probably be in Spokane for about four hours, he said.
The visit will give Democrats a chance to highlight the March 5 precinct caucuses, which are the party’s beginning step in selecting delegates to nominate Clinton for re-election, Berendt said. Hillary Clinton made a similar visit to Spokane in 1992, shortly before the precinct caucuses.