Obama, Hillary Clinton set for Monday lunch

President Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton are set to meet for lunch Monday.

The private lunch between the president and the woman many Democrats hope will succeed him in office was announced Sunday by the White House press office. No reason for the powwow was given.

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Speculation about Clinton eyeing a 2016 run has been running high ever since she stepped down from her Cabinet post in February. Clinton herself has been mum on the matter.

While a potential run is still several years away, that has not stopped a raft of attention on her possible candidacy. On Saturday, NBC announced it was putting together a four-hour miniseries on the former first lady and New York senator, who will be portrayed by actress Diane Lane.

After tomorrow's lunch, the president will meet with the World Series champions, the San Francisco Giants. Obama will then meet with civil rights leaders on strengthening the Voting Rights Act in the wake of the Supreme Court ruling striking down a key provision which forced many states and municipalities to preclear voting and election law changes with the federal government.

The recently confirmed Labor secretary, Thomas Perez, will also attend, as will Attorney General Eric Holder, who demanded earlier this week that Texas clear any changes to voting laws with the Justice Department before proceeding.