The Washington Times - January 14, 2014, 10:46AM

Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice will deliver the keynote address at the National Republican Congressional Committee’s annual dinner in March, officials said Tuesday.

NRCC Chairman Greg Walden said Ms. Rice, who served as secretary during former President George W. Bush’s second term, “embodies the American dream” with her life story.


“From growing up in the Jim Crow-era south to traveling the world as the nation’s top diplomat, she is living proof that our country is the land of opportunity,” Mr. Walden said. “The House Republican majority is committed to ensuring that all Americans have the opportunity to live a full and prosperous life — free from government intrusion. We look forward to hosting her and working with her to grow that majority in 2014.”

Ms. Rice served as Mr. Bush’s national security adviser during his first term. She also has served on the National Security Council and as provost of Stanford University.