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Clinton stops by Des Moines site

From NBC/NJ's Athena Jones
DES MOINES, Jan 3 -- Hillary Clinton dropped by Lovejoy Elementary School -- otherwise known as Precinct 90 -- on Thursday, just as it began to fill up with caucusgoers. The senator spent about five minutes shaking hands with people waiting in the hallway to enter the school's gym.

"I feel great. This is so exciting to see this in person," she said.

Clinton did not enter the gym, where more than 100 people had gathered as of 6:38 pm. The doors were set to close officially at 7:00 pm.

Bill and Chelsea Clinton also made brief visits to area sites before heading to the Hotel Fort Des Moines to watch returns in a room with Hillary, who was expected to address the crowd at 9:00pm, according to the campaign.