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McAuliffe Set to Take Oath as Va.'s 72nd Governor

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Terry McAuliffe is set to take the oath of office as Virginia's 72nd governor.

The former Democratic National Committee chairman and fundraiser for Bill and Hillary Clinton will be inaugurated at about noon Saturday at the state Capitol designed by Virginia's second governor, Thomas Jefferson. The Clintons are expected to attend.

The day's festivities include a prayer breakfast, a parade in downtown Richmond and an inaugural ball.

McAuliffe unsuccessfully sought his party's nomination for governor in 2009, then gave it another try and won his first elective office by narrowly defeating Republican Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli. The 56-year-old Syracuse, N.Y., native's ticket mates for lieutenant governor and attorney general also won, giving Democrats their first sweep of Virginia's top three statewide offices in 24 years.

 

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