January 31, 2016 3:13 PM EST

Hillary Clinton looked calm and confident as she entered the final stretch of campaigning in Iowa, with a pre-caucus poll showing her leading the field.

In Ames, Iowa, the former Secretary of State took the stage with Gabby Giffords, the former Congresswoman who has become an ardent gun-safety campaigner since surviving a shooting in Tucson, Ariz., five years ago. Giffords’ husband, former astronaut Mark Kelly, also joined Clinton, as well as her daughter Chelsea.

Backstage, Clinton took pictures and chatted with volunteers. Watch the video above for an intimate look at the Democratic front runner.

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