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Bill Clinton and Katy Perry to stump for Hillary in Iowa

NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 20: Former U.S. President Bill Clinton addresses the audience during the opening plenary, called Leaders Dialogue on Climate Change, of the seventh annual meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) at the Sheraton New York Hotel on September 20, 2011 in New York City. Established in 2005 by former U.S. President Bill Clinton, the CGI assembles global leaders to develop and implement solutions to some of the world's most urgent problems. (Photo by Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images)NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 20: Former U.S. President Bill Clinton addresses the audience during the opening plenary, called Leaders Dialogue on Climate Change, of the seventh annual meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) at the Sheraton New York Hotel on September 20, 2011 in New York City. Established in 2005 by former U.S. President Bill Clinton, the CGI assembles global leaders to develop and implement solutions to some of the world's most urgent problems. (Photo by Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images)
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Just like in 2008, there is one elephant always in the room when talking about Hillary Clinton’s campaign strategy — her husband, former President Bill Clinton.

Clinton will make one his first real foray’s into the public eye this campaign season this week, attending a rally in Des Moines, Iowa before the Jefferson-Jackson dinner, one of the major events leading up to the Iowa Caucuses scheduled for early next year.

The rally will be held on Saturday at 3 p.m., and is open to the public. Pop star and noted Clinton supporter Katy Perry will also be appearing.

Leveraging the star-wattage of Bill Clinton is a delicate balancing for the Clinton campaign. Bill remains extremely popular and it would make sense for the campaign to make the most of that. At the same time, Hillary and her advisers likely don’t want the candidate to be overshadowed by her husband.