Chicago, Aug.30 : Former presidential candidate John Edwards has reportedly not shied away from public speaking engagements, and according to his agent, his fee has gone up.
Edwards is due to speak at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign on October 14.
Tickets are free, but the student group is paying him 65,000 dollars.
Kaler said the student group gave Edwards the opportunity to back out of the speech in light of his admission to having an extra-marital affair.
Edwards' other appearances include a September speech with wife Elizabeth at Salem State College in Massachusetts, according to college spokesman Jim Glynn.