Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonHillicon Valley: Bolton tells Russians 2016 meddling had little effect | Facebook eyes major cyber firm | Saudi site gets hacked | Softbank in spotlight over Saudi money | YouTube fights EU 'meme ban' proposal Dems lower expectations for 'blue wave' Election Countdown: Takeaways from heated Florida governor's debate | DNC chief pushes back on 'blue wave' talk | Manchin faces progressive backlash | Trump heads to Houston rally | Obama in Las Vegas | Signs of huge midterm turnout MORE is scheduled to headline a fundraiser for the Democratic nominee for governor of Virginia, The Associated Press reported Wednesday.

The former presidential candidate will appear as the featured guest for Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam at a New York fundraiser next Wednesday, according to an invitation.


Northam will face Republican Ed Gillespie in the general election in November.

Clinton won Virginia, one of the two states with gubernatorial races this year, in the 2016 presidential election. 

Voters' opinions about Trump will be a weighty factor in the election, according a poll released Tuesday by the Wason Center for Public Policy at Christopher Newport University.

The survey found that 39 percent of Virginia voters in the poll said Trump will play a role in their choice between Northam and Gillespie, while 28 percent said the president is a major factor. The president, however, was a much stronger factor for Democrats expecting to vote than for Republicans.

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Outgoing Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D), who endorsed Northam in the Democratic primary, is a longtime friend of the Clintons.

Former President Obama reportedly may also host an event for Northam.