Ex-Secretary of State Clinton joins speaker agency

Tuesday - 2/19/2013, 2:50pm EST

NEW YORK (AP) -- Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will give paid speeches now that she's left the government.

The Manhattan-based Harry Walker Agency says on its website that Clinton has joined it exclusively for her future speaking engagements.

The agency represents high-profile figures who give paid speeches to organizations, conferences and companies.

The firm's speakers include former President Bill Clinton, former Secretary-General of the United Nations Kofi Annan and U2 band member and humanitarian Bono.

It is not uncommon for prominent former public figures to join the lucrative speech circuit after leaving office.

According to Senate disclosure forms Hillary Clinton filed in 2008, Bill Clinton has been paid as much as $290,000 per speech.

Representatives for the Harry Walker Agency and Clinton did not immediately return messages seeking comment.

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