Bill Clinton to Stump for Hillary in Iowa Thursday

Bill Clinton is heading to the Hawkeye State.

After he campaigned for his wife's 2016 campaign in New Hampshire Monday, Hillary Clinton's team announced that the former president will make two stops in Iowa on Thursday.

The trip - which includes events in Cedar Rapids and Dubuque - was first reported in the Des Moines Register and confirmed by NBC News.

The former Secretary of State holds a significant lead in Iowa; a recent Des Moines Register/Bloomberg poll showed her besting Bernie Sanders 48 percent to 39 percent. The Democratic primary race is closer in New Hampshire, which borders Sanders' home state of Vermont.

But Iowa bears some scars for the Clintons, too. Hillary Clinton was defeated in the state's caucuses there eight years ago, losing to then-Sen. Barack Obama.