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Virginia Governor's PAC Offers Sit-Down with 'Policy Experts'

March 19, 2014

For $100,000, you can have a private dinner with Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe and the first lady, participate in a roundtable discussion with the governor and sit down every month with “policy experts.”

 
McAuliffe (D) this week announced the formation of a political action committee, Common Good Virginia PAC. The announcement came with a list of events that donors may participate in for donations ranging from $10,000 to $100,000.
 
There is nothing unusual about Virginia governors creating PACs to fund like-minded candidates. And donors routinely pay a premium to rub elbows with political figures at VIP receptions.
 
But McAuliffe’s solicitation seems to stand out because it sells access not only to special events where the governor would mingle with donors but also to a package of seemingly intimate sit-down meetings with the governor and “policy experts.”

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