Bill Clinton Coming to Richmond/ Trouble at the RPV?
After a 2008 edition that featured Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama, it wouldn’t be too big of surprise if the Virginia Democrat’s 2009 Jefferson-Jackson Dinner took a step back. Well today they announced their headliner and its not too shabby. Former President William Jefferson Clinton will be the keynote speaker at the state party’s biggest fund raiser of the year.
(For more on the Clinton visit, the RPV and the race for Governor, click here)…
This will be Clinton’s second trip to Richmond in less than a year. He held a energetic rally in support of Barack Obama at VCU this past October. Tickets for the dinner are $175 a piece.
Meanwhile, on the other side of the isle, the rocky road continues at the Republican Party of Virginia. A key staff member stepped down today. While the party continues it rehab in the wake of a leadership change and a series of damaging electoral losses, its prospects in the next Gubernatorial election seem bright. At least according to the conservative Weekly Standard which has high hopes for Bob McDonnell.
And speaking of the race for Governor, Terry McAuliffe is already dipping into his deep piggy bank, releasing his first television commercial. As we talked about yesterday, it shows McAuliffe as a populist, reaching out to everyone (not specifically the Democrats that he must convince first) and giving the legislative process in Richmond a little dig.
You can see the ad below.