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Hillary Clinton to Endorse Terry McAuliffe

Thursday, Oct 31, 2013  |  Updated 3:20 PM EDT
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Hillary Clinton to Endorse Terry McAuliffe

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FILE - In this July 9, 2013 photo, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton applauds international delegates to the during the Women in Public Service Project leadership symposium, at Bryn Mawr College in Bryn Mawr, Pa. For all the talk that the former secretary of state intended to slow down after two decades in national political life, Clinton is keeping a busy schedule that amounts to a training camp for a second presidential campaign if she decides to run. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Former first lady and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is coming to Virginia this weekend to endorse an old family confidante and political ally, Terry McAuliffe.

She will appear in Falls Church at the State Theater on Saturday in an event aimed at maximizing support among women for McAuliffe. Also on the stage with her will be McAuliffe's wife, Dorothy McAuliffe, and state Democratic Party chair Charnielle Herring.

Clinton is an early favorite for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination should she decide to run.

Independent polling shows a wide advantage for McAuliffe among female voters over Republican Ken Cuccinelli, who has supported abortion restrictions in Virginia's Senate and as attorney general the past four years.

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