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Governor McAuliffe Takes Fundraising Efforts Out West

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RICHMOND, Va (WVIR) -

Governor Terry McAuliffe is out West Wednesday raising money for his political action committee. He'll be meeting with Democrats who have some deep pockets.

Governor McAuliffe will be in Beverly Hills Wednesday for a fundraiser thrown by billionaire Ron Burkle. Then, the governor heads to Aspen, Colorado to collect money toward his Common Good Virginia PAC.

Burkle has also donated generously to other Democratic politicians, including $1 million toward Hillary Clinton's campaigns.

The other fundraiser in Colorado is organized by Samia Farouki - who is married to a Virginia and Dubai-based businessman.

In the governor's first six months in office, he raised $967,000 - but more than 20 percent of the funding came from McAuliffe’s own campaign committee.

Invitations to the events Wednesday hint at a $1,000 admission price, but much more cash is expected to flow in.

This is a critical time for the Democratic leader of Virginia to be raising money. Election season is coming and in the General Assembly, the democrats will aim to regain control of at least the state Senate.

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