Clinton to help raise money for Va. Gubernatorial candidate

Hillary Clinton
FILE - In this June 5, 2017 file photo, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks in Baltimore. Clinton lost the 2016 election to President Donald Trump, but some Republicans in Congress are intensifying their calls to investigate her and other Obama administration officials. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is helping raise money for the Democratic candidate in Virginia’s closely watched race for governor.

An invitation obtained by The Associated Press says Clinton is the featured guest at a fundraiser for Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam in New York on Oct. 4.

Northam is facing Republican Ed Gillespie in one of only two off-year gubernatorial contests in November. The swing state contest is viewed as a possible referendum on President Donald Trump’s first year in office.

Clinton has recently resumed making public appearances to promote her new book about her stunning defeat by Trump in last year’s presidential contest. She handily won Virginia, the only southern state Trump did not win.

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