Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe to keynote Palm Beach County Dem fundraiser

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe in Riviera Beach in 2001 when he was chairman of the Democratic National Committee. (Scott Wiseman/The Palm Beach Post)

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe will be the featured speaker Saturday night at the Palm Beach County Democratic Party’s annual Truman-Johnson-Kennedy Dinner in West Palm Beach.

Two 2018 Democratic candidates for governor — Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum and businessman Chris King — are expected at the $175-a-plate event, said county Democratic Chairwoman Terrie Rizzo. Congressional hopefuls Pam Keith and Lauren Baer, who are running for the seat of U.S. Rep. Brian Mast, R-Palm City, are also expected, as is Florida Democratic Party Chairman Stephen Bittel and a host of local Democratic elected officials.

Palm Beach County, with more than 386,000 registered Democrats, is at the northern end of the most heavily Democratic region in Florida and always crucial to Democratic efforts to win statewide races.

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