- The Washington Times - Thursday, September 4, 2014

Hillary Rodham Clinton’s planned Thursday speech at a clean-energy summit in Las Vegas — a high-profile appearance before a crowd of influential environmentalists and powerful Sen. Harry Reid — is being seen by political watchers as a possible run-up to a White House bid.

The former secretary of state is delivering the keynote speech at the daylong event, which puts her in a spot to show her support for environmental reforms to a large progressive-minded crowd with a lot of financial backing, Politico reported.

Her appearance also signifies that she may have resolved differences with Mr. Reid, who supported Barack Obama in the 2008 Democratic presidential primary instead of Mrs. Clinton. Their relationship has added importance with Nevada hosting a key early caucus in 2016, Politico reported.

“Both Hillary and Harry are consummate politicians,” former Nevada Rep. Shelley Berkley told Politico. “They understand the game, they understand the way it’s played. They are both shark enough and sophisticated enough not to pay attention to that sort of thing and look forward.”

A source who is close to Mr. Reid said the Democrat called Mrs. Clinton earlier this year and asked her to speak at the event, Politico reported.