$400 million+ later, McAuliffe hopes for a boost from Bill Clinton at VA Dem. fundraiser

Between Bill Clinton’s presidential runs in the 1990s and Hillary’s run last year, longtime Clinton fundraiser (and former DNC chair) Terry McAuliffe raised more than $400 million for the Clintons alone. Now, McAuliffe is seeking the Democratic nomination for Virginia governor, and his old pal Bill is going to keynote the state’s annual Democratic Jefferson-Jackson ...

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Between Bill Clinton’s presidential runs in the 1990s and Hillary’s run last year, longtime Clinton fundraiser (and former DNC chair) Terry McAuliffe raised more than $400 million for the Clintons alone. Now, McAuliffe is seeking the Democratic nomination for Virginia governor, and his old pal Bill is going to keynote the state’s annual Democratic Jefferson-Jackson fundraiser early next month.The money is for the Virginia Dems, not McAuliffe specifically, but pulling in famous friends can’t hurt. 

It’ll be Bill’s first fundraiser since Hillary Clinton was sworn in as secretary of state. According to the Hill, a Clinton spokesman said that Hillary’s new position would not prevent Bill from fundraising for the Dems. No word on whether Bill will stump for McAuliffe himself as the New York-born McAuliffe heads into the June Democratic primary against two contenders, both well-known in the state.

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Carolyn O'Hara is a senior editor at Foreign Policy.

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