Former President Bill Clinton wrapped up a statewide campaign swing with Terry McAuliffe Wednesday afternoon in Roanoke.

The pair rallied an enthusiastic crowd of Democratic supporters at the Roanoke City Market Building.

Clinton revisited many of the themes he touched on Monday in Blacksburg, saying McAuliffe would work to bring people together as Governor.

The former President also spoke of attending a memorial service for former House Speaker Tom Foley Tuesday at the U.S. Capitol. Clinton referred to the friendship between Foley, a Democrat, and Bob Michel, a Republican, as an example of the constructive relationship that can move the country, and the Commonwealth, forward.

McAuliffe was introduced by former State Senator Brandon Bell. Bell, a Republican, said he is endorsing McAuliffe in the Governor’s race, because the Democrat is focused on issues that Virginians of all parties support, including efforts to improve educational and economic opportunity, and the state's transportation system.

Clinton and McAuliffe made nine stops together over the last four days.


WDBJ7 will livestream the appearance.

To watch, click in the player above around 2:15 p.m. Wednesday.

McAuliffe and Clinton campaigned together earlier Wednesday in Charlottesville.

In prepared remarks, McAuliffe again attempted to portray Republican rival Ken Cuccinelli as an anti-science ideologue who would harm the state's economy with his views.

Specifically, McAuliffe criticized the attorney general's pursuit of a then-U.Va. climate scientist Michael Mann. Cuccinelli is a climate science skeptic.

McAuliffe said the unsuccessful legal challenge sent a chilling message to innovators and embarrassed the state.


A former President will be in Roanoke Wednesday to campaign for one of the governor candidates.

It will be Bill Clinton's second campaign stop for Terry McAuliffe in our area in three days. He rallied for McAuliffe Monday in Blacksburg.

On Wednesday Clinton will join the Democratic candidate at an event in Charter Hall at the City Market Building.

It starts at 2:15 p.m. Wednesday afternoon.

The doors open at 1:00 p.m.

You must have a ticket to get in.

There are some street closures in downtown Roanoke because of this campaign event.

Both Wall Street and Market Street will be closed from Campbell Avenue to Salem Avenue from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. this afternoon.

No parking garages will be affected, but don't expect to be able to park on the street in that area during that time.