Oprah Winfrey to Attend Va. Campaign Fundraiser

Tuesday, Mar 18, 2014  |  Updated 12:10 PM EDT
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Oprah to Attend Arlington Campaign Fundraiser

SANTA BARBARA, CA - FEBRUARY 05: Oprah Winfrey attends the 29th Santa Barbara International Film Festival Montecito Award to Oprah Winfrey at the Arlington Theatre on February 5, 2014 in Santa Barbara, California. (Photo by Mark Davis/Getty Images for SBIFF)

Oprah Winfrey is coming to the D.C. area.

Oprah will attend a fundraising event in Arlington, Va., on April 5 to support Lavern Chatman (D), a local congressional candidate for the 8th District.

“Oprah is a good friend and we both share a passion for empowering women and girls for leadership," Chatman said in a statement released Tuesday.

Chatman said her campaign has raised $200,000 ahead of the April fundraiser. Chatman is running to win the seat of Jim Moran, who announced his retirement earlier this year.

The event, Chatman said, will feature "several prominent leaders speaking on women’s issues, globally, nationally, and in the 8th District of Virginia."
 

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