Hillary Clinton is coming to Falls Church Saturday to endorse Terry McAuliffe for governor, according to an announcement of the "Women for Terry" event, by McAuliffe's wife Dorothy, on her campaign blog. The appearance will be Clinton's first public campaign event since leaving the Obama administration.
Clinton has the most support of any potential Democratic candidate for president in 2016, according to Bloomberg. She is the former Secretary of State, U.S. Senator from New York, first lady of the United States, first lady of Arkansas and wife of former President Bill Clinton. Terry McAuliffe helped manage her run for president in 2008 and worked as DNC chair while Bill Clinton was president. Hillary Clinton held a fundraiser for McAuliffe last month in DC and is expected to hold a second fundraiser for McAuliffe Tuesday in New York City, where those attending are reportedly making political donations of $25,000 per couple, according to the New York Times.
The latest poll by Quinnipiac University shows McAuliffe maintaining his lead against Ken Cuccinelli, the Virginia attorney general who is the Republican candidate for governor, by 8 points.
If Hillary Clinton were to run for president, McAuliffe would likely play a big role in helping deliver Virginia into the "blue column."
The endorsement of McAuliffe by Clinton will take place at the State Theatre, 220 N. Washington. The State Theatre is an old movie theater that now hosts mainly concerts. Doors will open to the public at 1 p.m.
Here's the announcement of Hillary Clinton's appearance in Falls Church, by Dorothy McAuliffe on her campaign blog:
This has been a special year for me. Many of the people Terry and I respect the most are joining us on the campaign trail to endorse Terry’s vision for the Commonwealth. And now I’m honored to announce one more visitor:
Our good friend Hillary Clinton will join us at a Women for Terry Endorsement Event on Saturday at 2 p.m. in Falls Church to help raise awareness of how important it is for Virginia women to get out and vote for Terry in this election.
I expect many of you will be as excited about her visit as Terry and I are, so I wanted to share information on how you can get a ticket for this special event:
What: Woman for Terry Endorsement Event ticket pick-up
Where: Team Terry Field Office, 6354-A Springfield Plaza, Springfield, VA 22150
When: Tuesday, October 15 at 10:00 a.m.
Note: Each person may pick up two tickets. Tickets are required for admission, but do not guarantee entrance. If you are picking up a ticket for someone else, you must have their name and contact information.
You and I know that electing Terry as our next governor is important for many, many reasons, but his strong stance on the issues most important to Virginia women is chief among them.
I hope you’ll join us on Saturday to hear more about what you can do to help in these final weeks — and to welcome Hillary to the Commonwealth.
And I hope you’ll help us continue to fire up Virginia women after Saturday’s event is over by signing up to join Women for Terry — men are welcome, too!