John Edwards Cancels Speaking Events

Hofstra, Buffalo, and Illinois will no longer host the North Carolina senator.

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John Edwards is laying low until after the November election and apparently is canceling all his collegiate speaking events until then. That includes his scheduled appearance at Hofstra University this Monday—his first scheduled event since he admitted to an extramarital affair—and engagements at the University of Buffalo on September 26 and the University of Illinois on October 14. Edwards's $65,000 speaking fee at Illinois had not yet been paid.

"I don't want my appearance at these events to be a distraction from the important issues of the election, or from the important purpose of these meetings," the Democratic senator and former presidential candidate said.