Supporters of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton plan to hold a rally for the former First Lady and Democrat in North Texas this week, hoping to urge her to consider a second presidential bid in 2016.
As she speaks to the National Multi Housing Council at the Four Seasons Resort and Club in Las Colinas Wednesday night, rally organizers say supporters will start "showing up in force" outside the resort around 6 p.m.
"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 Ready for Hillary grassroots movement.
"The idea is to show Hillary the support she has across the country, particularly in Texas," Bringman said. "She's the candidate everybody says could turn Texas blue."
Earlier in the day Wednesday, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush -- who has been mentioned as a key Republican presidential contender in 2016 -- will be speaking at a World Affairs Council luncheon at the Rosewood Crescent Hotel in Dallas.
Bush is brother of former President George W. Bush, son of former President George H.W. Bush and father of George P. Bush, a Fort Worth man who is running for Texas Land Commissioner next year.
Jeb Bush and Hillary Clinton will both be in Dallas to attend the dedication ceremony for the George W. Bush Presidential Center on Thursday.
-- Anna M. Tinsley