Bill and Hillary Clinton to attend McAuliffe inauguration

RICHMOND — Two of Gov.-elect Terry McAuliffe’s best and most famous pals, Bill and Hillary Clinton, will be in Richmond Saturday as he takes the oath of office.

McAuliffe, a former Democratic National Committee chairman, has for decades been a legendary fund-raiser for and a close friend to the former president and the former first lady and secretary of state.

McAuliffe’s office confirmed Saturday night that the Clintons will attend his inauguration at the Capitol.

There was no immediate word on whether they will play any special role in the ceremony or simply be present as McAuliffe, who has never before held elective office, gets sworn in. Bill Clinton administered the oath of office to New York Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) last week.

McAuliffe will succeed Gov. Robert F. McDonnell (R) to become Virginia’s 72nd governor.

Laura Vozzella covers Virginia politics for The Washington Post.
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