Bill Clinton Lends a Hand to Virginia State Senators

Posted September 14, 2011 at 8:04pm

President Bill Clinton will attend a fundraiser for Virginia state Senate Democrats at the McLean, Va., home of his friend and former top fundraiser, Terry McAuliffe.

McAuliffe, who is likely to run for governor again in 2013, is hosting the Oct. 28 event just before voters head to the polls for state legislative races and as Democrats cling to a slim state Senate majority.

“We are very pleased that President Clinton is coming to Virginia this fall to help us keep the majority in the state Senate,” state Senate Majority Leader Dick Saslaw said in a statement.

Clinton made appearances in Virginia during the 2009 gubernatorial campaign on behalf of McAuliffe’s unsuccessful primary campaign and Creigh Deeds’ unsuccessful run against now-Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) in the general election.