Former President Bill Clinton sent an email to Democrats across the country urging them to support his close friend Terry McAuliffe in his bid to be Virginia's next governor. Here's what he had to say:
Despite what you might hear from the media, the next election isn't in 2016 or 2014. In Virginia, it's just 22 days away, and there's a lot on the line.
My close friend Terry McAuliffe is running for governor (he'll be a great one!) against a guy who's really out there.
Ken Cuccinelli took legal action against one of the country's best universities (which happened to be his OWN client) because he disagreed with a study on climate change research. He's one of those people who still doesn't believe in global warming.
Oh, and he was the first person in the United States to sue the federal government to overturn the Affordable Care Act.
This is one of the races where we need to do everything we can now.
Many of the same people working to undermine the President's agenda are spending millions trying to prop up Cuccinelli's campaign.
We've seen what a small group of Republicans backed by very wealthy special interest groups can do. They're making it harder for poor folks to vote in Texas. They're trying to nullify federal laws they don't agree with in Mississippi. And they've forced an unnecessary and damaging government shutdown -- something I hoped never to see again.
So here's what we have to do -- we need to fight in all of these battles, we need to win this election, elect Terry McAuliffe, and send this powerful message:
They want to repeal the Affordable Care Act. We want it to work.
We don't want to make it harder to vote. We want every American to be able to participate.
And we don't want to keep the government shut down. We want it to be open for business so our economy can grow.
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