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FILE - In this Sept. 13, 2011 file photo former President George W. Bush and then Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton attend a ceremony to announce the combating of cervical and breast cancer in developing nations in Washington. Bush is helping his former White House senior adviser raise money in the closely watched Virginia governor's race. An invitation obtained by The Associated Press shows Bush will headline a fundraiser for Ed Gillespie on Oct. 16, 2017, in Alexandria. On the Democratic side, Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam has a scheduled fundraiser with Clinton in New York next week. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)
September 29, 2017 - 7:22 AM

RICHMOND, Va. - Former President George W. Bush is helping his former White House senior adviser raise money in the closely watched Virginia governor's race.

An invitation obtained by The Associated Press shows Bush will headline a fundraiser for Ed Gillespie on Oct. 16 in Alexandria.

Bush has given $50,000 to Gillespie's campaign and political action committee.

On the Democratic side, Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam has a scheduled fundraiser with former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in New York next week.

Virginia is one of only two states electing new governors this year. The swing state's contest is getting national attention as a possible early referendum on President Donald Trump and a preview of the 2018 midterm elections.

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