WASHINGTON -- Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton hits Chicago on June 13 to be honored by CURE, the epilepsy research foundation -- this while a new poll and the start Wednesday of a new chapter in her life are sparking even more speculation about a 2016 White House bid.
CURE -- Citizens for Research in Epilepsy -- was founded by President Barack Obama's former top strategist David Axelrod, and his wife, Susan, 15 years ago; their daughter, Lauren, has epilepsy.
Clinton, then the first lady, was the draw at the group's very first fund-raising dinner and the boost from her star power was "instrumental in getting us started," Axelrod told me.
The June event will be at the Navy Pier Grand Ballroom and Clinton (a Chicago native: born in Edgewater Hospital, raised in Park Ridge) will deliver remarks for the CURE fund-raiser at a time when guessing about a future presidential run is the top political sport.
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Sunday, April 28, 2013
Another Honor for Hillary Clinton
Here is the scoop from Lynn Sweet in the Chicago Sun-Times: Hillary will be honored by CURE at a Chicago event on June 13.