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June 27th, 2014
08:27 PM ET

UNLV student leaders call on Hillary Clinton to return speaking fee

Student leaders including the student body president at the University of Las Vegas are calling on former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to return the reported $225,000 speaking fee she's set to receive for an upcoming speech at the school.

UNLV student body president Elias Benjelloun and Daniel Waqar, the student government's public relations director, told Nevada political reporter John Ralston that the speaking fee is "a bit outrageous."

"We'd like Secretary Clinton, respectfully, to gracefully return the money to the university or the foundation," Waqar told Ralston on Thursday.

The university says the fee is covered through private sponsorships and a Clinton aide tells CNN that the money will go to the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation.

Nevada university students call on Clinton to return speaking fee

But, as you might expect, the Republican party is seizing on this latest development to paint the potential 2016 candidate as out of touch.

OutFront, Sunny Hostin and Margaret Hoover, along with David Brock, founder of Correct the Record, a pro-Hillary Clinton group.


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