Another paid speech for Hillary Clinton?
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Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonTrump's economic approval takes hit in battleground states: poll This is how Democrats will ensure Trump's re-election The Hill's Morning Report - Trump takes 2020 roadshow to New Mexico MORE appears set to give another paid speech amid controversy over the appearances and questions as to when they will stop if she is indeed running for president. 


Clinton will deliver a keynote address at the Winnipeg Convention Center in January as part of a series sponsored by the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, according to The Winnipeg Free Press.

The speech comes in addition to a Feb. 24 appearance at the Watermark Silicon Valley Conference for Women. 

Clinton is traditionally paid for these type of speeches, a practice that has come under criticism. It is expected that Clinton will stop giving paid speeches once she announces a run for president. The appearances early next year could mean the announcement of a presidential run is not coming until later in 2015. 

That timing is later than some expected and runs contrary to the timeline given by close Clinton ally Terry McAuliffe, the governor of Virginia, who said last month that the decision would come within 60 days. 

Clinton's paid speeches, and the trappings around them, run the risk of making her appear out of touch, as she faces pressure from the left to be more populist and emulate liberal hero Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenThe Hill's 12:30 Report: NY Times story sparks new firestorm over Kavanaugh Working Families Party endorses Warren after backing Sanders in 2016 Warren proposes new restrictions, taxes on lobbying MORE (D-Mass.). The money does go to the Clinton Foundation, the Clintons' philanthropic group.  

The Washington Post reported last week on the details of a $300,000 speech Clinton gave at UCLA in March. Emails with organizers reveal the extensive requirements from Clinton's team. Her staff wanted "prestaged" group photos so Clinton would not have to wait for people, and specified that there should be "crudite, hummus, and sliced fruit" in the green room.

The Republican National Committee has seized on reports of Clinton's travel expenses, labeling her "High-flying Hillary" for her use of private jets to travel to events.