Hillary Clinton To Be Paid $225K for UNLV Speech

Tuesday, 24 Jun 2014 04:17 PM

By Lisa Degnen

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Hillary Clinton will bring home a $225,000 paycheck when she speaks at a fundraising dinner at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas Foundation on October 13th.

A report in the Las Vegas Review Journal says that is an increase from her normal $200,000 speaking fee.

The event will be held at the tony Bellagio Hotel, and will cost $200 per seat. Full tables can also be bought for prices ranging from $3,000 to $20,000. The top contribution also includes a chef’s reception, four photo sessions with the former first lady and an autographed copy of her book "Hard Choices," the Review Journal reports.

Clinton has come under fire of late over the high speaking fees she and her husband, former president Bill Clinton, generate.

Bill Clinton has made as much as $750,000 for one speech, according to the New York Daily News.

Hillary explained to Diane Sawyer this month that the couple was "dead broke" after leaving the White House.

“We came out of the White House not only dead broke, but in debt,” Clinton said during an interview to promote her book. “We had no money when we got there, and we struggled to, you know, piece together the resources for mortgages, for houses, for [daughter] Chelsea's education. You know, it was not easy.

“First of all, we had to pay off all our debts, which was, you know, he had to make double the money because of, obviously, taxes and then pay off the debts and get us houses and take care of family members.”

Politico reports the former first couple have made over $100 million since leaving the White House.

Clinton's comments will certainly follow her if she decides to run for president in 2016, particularly in Nevada.

The Review Journal notes Nevada is a battleground state in the West because it holds the first presidential caucuses on that coast.

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