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Hillary, Jeb in spotlight before Bush library dedication

Hillary, Jeb in spotlight before Bush library dedication
State Department
Wednesday, April 24, 2013 - 9:23am

One day before the dedication of the President George W. Bush Presidential Center in Dallas, two people considering runs for the White House in 2016 give speeches in the same city.

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will address the National Multi Housing Council. The trade association, which represents apartment owners, developers and lenders, tells CNN that Clinton will address around 350 people, speaking for about an hour, with a moderated question and answer conversation.

The address is Clinton's first paid speech since stepping down as secretary of state earlier this year.

Shortly after leaving the State Department, the former first lady, senator from New York, and 2008 Democratic presidential candidate, signed on with the Harry Walker Agency as her representative for speaking engagements.

While Clinton's representatives haven't given a figure on how much she's getting paid for Wednesday's address, she's considered a very highly sought speaker who could earn in the six-figure range per appearance.

Clinton's comments are closed to media. That request came from the Harry Walker Agency, but is considered standard in these types of arrangements.

As Clinton speaks at the event--held at a resort in Irving, a city that borders Dallas--outside Clinton supporters urging her to run for the White House in 2016 are expected to rally. That gathering is being put together by the Ready for Hillary super PAC, which has held similar events at recent Clinton speeches in New York and the nation's capital.

A couple of hours before Clinton gives her address, former two-term Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, who is mulling a bid for the GOP nomination, speaks in front of the World Affairs Council at a hotel in Dallas. His address is not closed to the media.

Both Bush, the younger brother of George W. Bush, and Clinton, the wife of former President Bill Clinton, will attend the dedication Thursday of the George W. Bush Presidential Center at Southern Methodist University in Dallas. President Barack Obama and all four living former presidents (Jimmy Carter, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, and George W. Bush) will be in attendance.


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