Jeb Bush, Hillary Clinton to speak in N. Texas this week

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Supporters of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton plan a rally for the former first lady in North Texas this week, hoping to urge her to consider a second Democratic presidential bid in 2016.

As she speaks to the National Multi Housing Council at the Four Seasons Resort and Club in the Las Colinas development in Irving on Wednesday night, rally organizers say, they expect supporters to start "showing up in force" outside the resort around 6 p.m.

They will rally outside as she speaks inside.

"We are grassroots supporters across the country urging her to run -- and working to build an army of supporters in case she does decide to run," said Seth Bringman, communications director of the growing "Ready for Hillary" grassroots movement.

"The idea is to show Hillary the support she has across the country, particularly in Texas," he said. "She's the candidate everybody says could turn Texas blue."

Bringman said this will be the third rally for Hillary Clinton. The first was in Washington, D.C., the second in New York, he said.

Earlier Wednesday, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, a possible Republican presidential contender in 2016, will speak at a World Affairs Council luncheon at the Rosewood Crescent Hotel in Dallas.

Bush is the brother of former President George W. Bush, a son of former President George H.W. Bush and the father of George P. Bush of Fort Worth, who is running for Texas land commissioner next year.

Jeb Bush and Clinton will be in North Texas to attend the dedication Thursday for the George W. Bush Presidential Center.

Anna M. Tinsley, 817-390-7610

Twitter: @annatinsley

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