Bill Clinton emails for Macker

A day after he hit the trail with former Democratic National Committee chairman Terry McAuliffe, former President Bill Clinton emailed supporters seeking contributions to McAuliffe's gubernatorial campaign.

"Over those last 42 days [of the race], we need to show all of Virginia what I saw firsthand: a strong Democrat bursting with ideas about how to keep Virginia moving forward," Clinton wrote. "As we enter the last crucial month of this campaign, Terry needs you and he needs you now."

McAuliffe is locked in a close Democratic primary with former Virginia Delegate Brian Moran and state Sen. Creigh Deeds. The winner will face Republican former state Attorney General Bob McDonnell.

Check out the full email after the jump.
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I like to think I know a thing or two about running for governor in a southern state as a candidate with lots of energy and ideas. But, I've got to tell you, there's one guy running in a key 2009 election that - even back in my best Arkansas shape - I'd have a hard time keeping up with.

I'm talking about Terry McAuliffe. We campaigned side-by-side in Richmond and Roanoke yesterday. I came because there are only 42 days left before the primary election, and I know that no one will do a better job of creating jobs than Terry.

Over those last 42 days, we need to show all of Virginia what I saw firsthand: a strong Democrat bursting with ideas about how to keep Virginia moving forward. As we enter the last crucial month of this campaign, Terry needs you and he needs you now.

Click here to make an immediate donation in the hours before the critical April 30 deadline - as little as $5 can make a big difference.

All eyes are on Virginia right now - and for good reason. This Governor's race features a contest between a Republican Party sadly wedded to the past and a Democratic Party charging into the future.

I know what it takes to barrel your way past failed and tired GOP policies to create millions of jobs. And I'm convinced that Terry -- an entrepreneur with 13 years experience running large organizations -- has the wisdom and mettle to bring the security of a good-paying job to people in every corner of Virginia. Plus, he's got a Business Plan to make it happen.

The stakes couldn't be any higher for Virginia families. And, as one of only two statewide contests this year, people all across America will be paying close attention to this election's outcome.

We're getting down to crunch time. Terry's primary is just weeks away, and he's already making door-knocking and phone-calling plans for those critical days before Election Day. Terry's spirited, can-do campaign needs all the help it can get to win these pivotal final weeks. I'm urging you to show your support right now - before it's too late.

Click here to make an immediate donation in the hours before the critical April 30 deadline - as little as $5 can make a big difference.

Remember, there are fewer than 3 days before we hit that fast-approaching deadline.
With your immediate help, Terry can win a big, bold victory for Virginia's future.

Best,
Bill Clinton

P.S. Believe me, in this vitally important election, Terry is giving it everything he's got. And that kind of energy and commitment deserves our strenuous support. Please join in before midnight on Thursday.

jeremy.jacobs@thehill.com