Former President Bill Clinton will headline a fundraiser March 13 in New York for Terry McAuliffe, the former Democratic National Committee chair and electric car entrepreneur who is making a second run for governor of Virginia, according to a recent report by the New York Daily News.
McAuliffe, 56, a resident of McLean, was defeated by state Sen. Creigh Deeds in the Democratic primary in 2009 in a previous run for the governor's seat.
So far, McAuliffe faces Republican Ken Cuccinelli, 44, Virginia Attorney General, in the governor's race. There's a possibility that The election is in Nov. 5.
McAuliffe has a long history with both Bill Clinton and former Sec. of State Hillary Clinton. McAuliffe co-chaired Bill Clinton's 1996 re-election campaign and chairing Hillary Clinton's unsuccessful bid for president in 2008.
“On March 13 we will be hosting a small event with President Clinton in support of Terry McAuliffe’s 2013 campaign for Governor of Virginia. Terry has been there for all of us before and has tirelessly worked for Democrats across the country in his career. Now it is time for us to be there for him.”
It continues: “This year Terry is running against a tea party extremist. If Terry’s opponent wins, we’ll be turning our back on much of the progress we’ve made in the past four years. We know so many of you want to help Terry and have already offered your support. We hope you will stand with us in March, along with President Clinton, to help our friend Terry in this important campaign.”
The hosts of the fundraiser are hedge fund billionaire Marc Lasry and his wife, Cathy, who will host the event at their Manhattan home, along with co-hosts Doug and Lily Band, according to the New York Post report.