Former President Bill Clinton shares a laugh with his wife and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton during an event, Nov. 15, 2015 in Ames, Iowa.
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Bill Clinton to stump for Hillary in New Hampshire

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Former President Bill Clinton is hitting the road to campaign for his wife in the all-important primary state of New Hampshire.

Clinton’s campaign announced Monday that the former president will make his first campaign trip of the year on Jan. 4, attending a pair of organizing events in Nashua and Exeter.

The announcement comes after GOP front-runner Donald Trump released a flood of attacks against the former president, openly referencing his affair with intern Monica Lewinsky and swirling rumors of other sexual misconduct during Clinton’s tenure in the White House.

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Trump said on Twitter that Bill Clinton has a “terrible record of women abuse” and a “penchant for sexism.”

An NBC News/ Wall Street Journal poll this year found that Bill Clinton remains very popular with the general public, with 56 percent of respondents giving him a positive rating and only 26 percent rating him negatively.

While Hillary Clinton remains the overwhelming front-runner for the Democratic nomination, the race against rival Bernie Sanders is much closer in New Hampshire, which borders Sanders’ home state of Vermont. 

This article first appeared on NBCNews.com

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Bill Clinton to stump for Hillary in New Hampshire

Updated