CEDAR FALLS, Iowa — Hillary Rodham Clinton urged the State Department on Tuesday to speed the release of 55,000 pages of emails from her time as secretary of state, as her decision to spurn administration rules and use a private email address continued to dog her presidential campaign.

“I want those emails out,” Clinton said at a campaign event in Iowa.

Clinton’s comments came shortly after a federal judge rejected a State Department proposal to release the emails by next January. The judge instead ordered the agency to conduct a “rolling production” of the records in the meantime.

That all but guarantees a slow drip of revelations from the emails throughout Clinton’s primary campaign, complicating her efforts to put the issue to rest. The agency’s original plan would have set the release date just a few weeks before the Iowa caucuses and New Hampshire primary.

In an Associated Press-GfK poll released earlier this month, six in ten voters said the word “honest” describes Clinton only slightly well or not well at all. And the continuing stories about her use of a private email account run from a server at her New York home while in government have enabled Republicans to work at feeding perceptions she had things to hide.

“If Clinton wanted all of her emails to be public, she wouldn’t have created her own server in the first place,” said Allison Moore, a spokeswoman for the Republican National Committee.

Clinton, the front-runner for the Democratic presidential nomination, said Tuesday she wanted the documents to be released as soon as possible.

“Nobody has a bigger interest in getting them released than I do,” she said.

Asked if she would demand their release, Clinton said of the emails, “They’re not mine. They belong to the State Department.”

Clinton turned her emails over to the State Department last year, nearly two years after leaving the Obama administration. Despite administration rules requiring officials to conduct business using their government email addresses, Clinton communicated exclusively via a personal email account run on a private server.

She has said she got rid of about 30,000 emails she deemed exclusively personal. Only she and perhaps a small circle of advisers know the content of the discarded communications.