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Sold out crowd packs Peace Center to see President Clinton

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President Bill Clinton talks at the Peace Center. (April 8, 2014/FOX Carolina) President Bill Clinton talks at the Peace Center. (April 8, 2014/FOX Carolina)
GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) -

Former President Bill Clinton was in Greenville Tuesday night speaking at a fundraiser at The Peace Center.

An Evening with President Bill Clinton was presented by The Riley Institute at Furman, with proceeds benefiting the institute.

Former South Carolina Gov. Richard Riley served as the U.S. secretary of education for eight years during Clinton's time in office.

"We have a lot of people that do all the work and the students and faculty at Furman who are so supportive," Riley said.

Riley also spoke at the event and said he and Clinton are very good friends.

"We worked together closely as governors, we worked together closely of course when I was in his cabinet," Riley said.

Clinton's Greenville visit honored Riley's service and support of his legacy through the institute. Clinton told the crowd The Riley Institute and Furman are not only tools for learning, but also a brand for problem solving.

"Potential is unleashed because people don't care about politics. They care about the purpose of developing the human potential of the people of South Carolina," Clinton said. "Dick Riley is a walking text book advertisement for the virtues of not giving up our differences of opinion, not abandoning our arguments, but having arguments for the purpose of reaching a decision about what to do."

Riley is a Furman University alumnus and advisory board chair of the Riley Institute.

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