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Hillary Clinton Speaks at UB

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AMHERST, NY--- Former first lady and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was in Western New York Wednesday.

She spoke at UB's Alumni Arena, after being nominated by students as part of the school's Distinguished Speakers series.

Wednesday's event at Alumni Arena sold out quickly.

While we're still more than two years away from the first presidential caucus for 2016, Hillary Clinton is already being considered the front runner.

Supporters say Clinton's impressive resume would make her the most qualified person to run for the top job in a long time.

But at this point, she has not made up her mind if she'll run.

After her speech, Clinton was asked the question on everyone's mind.

"Perhaps you could describe for us what the ideal candidate for the presidency would look like in three years," said the moderator.

"That is a new way of phrasing it. I have to give you a lot of credit. I have to say, I'm not as interested in as what the candidate looks like as what the candidate stands for. And what the candidate really believes needs to be the agenda for America's future, particularly as it relates to young people like students at this great University. And what the candidate brings to the table in terms of being able to not only present the agenda, but have a very specific set of plans about implementing the agenda and bringing the country along," said Hillary Clinton. 

 

 

Volunteers with the Super PAC "Ready for Hillary" greeted people in line at the UB event and signed up supporters.

The latest Siena College Poll shows nearly 7 in 10 New Yorkers have a favorable opinion of her. Only 30 percent have an unfavorable view of Mrs. Clinton.

National polls show her approval ratings around 60 percent, higher than pretty much anyone else on the national political scene.

One protester had to be escorted out by police for shouting about Benghazi during the event.

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