Bush, Hillary Clin­ton join fundrais­ers for Va. gu­ber­na­to­rial race

Richmond Times-Dispatch Weekend - - Metro - By The As­so­ci­ated Press

Former Pres­i­dent Ge­orge W. Bush and former pres­i­den­tial can­di­date Hillary Clin­ton are rais­ing money for their pre­ferred can­di­dates in the closely watched Vir­ginia gover­nor’s race.

Clin­ton will be the fea­tured guest at a fundraiser for Demo­cratic Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam in New York on Oct. 4, while Bush is slated to head­line a fundraiser for Repub­li­can Ed Gille­spie on Oct. 16 in Alexan­dria.

Gille­spie was a se­nior White House ad­viser dur­ing Bush’s pres­i­dency. Bush has given $50,000 to Gille­spie’s cam­paign and po­lit­i­cal ac­tion com­mit­tee.

Northam is fac­ing Gille­spie in one of only two off-year gu­ber­na­to­rial con­tests in Novem­ber. The swing state con­test is viewed as a pos­si­ble early ref­er­en­dum on Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump’s first year in of­fice and a pre­view of the 2018 midterm elec­tions.

2008, THE AS­SO­CI­ATED PRESS

Then-Sen. Hillary Rod­ham Clin­ton (left) vis­ited the White House as then-Pres­i­dent Ge­orge W. Bush signed a law. The two are cam­paign­ing for Vir­ginia can­di­dates.

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