Fans flock to Hillary Clinton book signing


BEAVERCREEK, Ohio (WDTN) – The woman who may run for president in 2016 made a stop in a state with a long history of electing presidents.

Hillary Clinton’s entrance was greeted with cheers and applause by a crowd of more than 1,000 that waited at Books & Co. at The Greene in Beavercreek Friday evening.

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Hillary Clinton fans await her arrival at The Greene in Beavercreek, June 27, 2014. (WDTN Photo/Chris Smith)

A stack of her new memoir, “Hard Choices” was waiting to be signed.

Wrapping around the building, people started getting in line hours before the event.

By 7:00, Clinton put pen to paper, making small talk with some of her biggest supporters.

“This was on my bucket list in life. Was to meet Hillary,” Gail Keller said.

“I’ve worked for congress before but I’ve never met a first lady,” said Nicole Pizzino. “So, it’ll be really exciting for me.”

Though the biggest question surrounding the visit, is whether Mrs. Clinton has her sights set on a presidential bid in 2016.

Clinton won Ohio’s Democratic primary over Obama in 2008 before he got the nomination. Her husband, former President Bill Clinton, carried Ohio twice

This book tour visit also comes with heavy speculation and a little opposition.

For a short time, a small group of protesters lined up outside The Pub holding signs touting phrases like “No More Lies” in reference to Benghazi.

If she is going to make a second run for the presidency, she’ll need more success than it appears she’s having with book sales.

According to Nielsen BookScan, sales of Clinton’s book declined 43.5 percent in it’s second week in stores.

Her 2003 memoir sold about six times the number of copies in it’s first week, as “Hard Choices.”

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