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Hillary Clinton delivers speech at Beth El Synagogue

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Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has kept a relatively low profile since she left office, but a Sunday night speech in the metro has some wonder if she's readying to re-enter the spotlight.

Over the past several years, Beth El Synagogue has brought in world leaders to appear as part of its National Speaker series. This week, Clinton took to the podium to speak.

"Regardless of your politics, to be able to bring a person of this caliber to our synagogue and to our broader community, it's really bringing the voice of today's politics to our Minnesota community," said Rabbi Alexander Davis.

The crowed lined up early, with nearly 1,200 expected to come hear the woman who has been in headlines since 1992, held office as a U.S. senator, and narrowly missed the Democratic nod for presidential candidate against President Barack Obama.

"I live in DC, so people were laughing that I'm coming to Minnesota to hear her, but it's cool," said Annie Shapiro. "She doesn't speak that often, now that she's not secretary of state, in DC. She's more touring elsewhere. It's exciting -- exciting to be in Minneapolis too.

Many who gathered wondered aloud whether the former first lady may be gearing up for a second run at the oval office, and political analyst Kathryn Pearson told Fox 9 News Clinton certainly appears to be the Democratic front-runner for 2016.

"She's continuing to keep her name in the news, make headlines with some of the insight she provides at these speaking events -- and to draw crowds of people who like and respect her," Pearson explained.

Even if she doesn't run, it's not unusual for a high-profile person like Clinton to keep making these sorts of appearance; although, it's hard to argue that such appearances certainly fuel speculation.

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