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Virginia Democratic governor nominated terry McAuliffe Received another six-figure donation from a billionaire associate of the disgraced financier Jeffrey epstein who owns a private plane nicknamed “f—jet”.

Billionaire investor Ron Berkeley donated $100,000 to McAuliffe’s campaign in September — his latest donation in support of the former governor’s election bid, according to Virginia campaign financial records reviewed by Granthshala News.

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Berkeley, who made his billions in the supermarket game and rose to prominence after former President Clinton joined his financial firm Yucaipa, previously gave McAuliffe another $100,000 late last year as Virginia gubernatorial competition ramped up. .

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The $200,000 in cumulative donation to McAuliffe is not the first time in this cycle that Berkeley, a major Democrat donor, has given the former governor.

Between 2013 and 2021, McAuliffe has achieved more $450,000 From Berkeley to his campaigns and his political action committee, the Common Good VA.

There is also a billionaire who supported McAuliffe’s campaign. informed of Both Epstein and former President Clinton have been aide Nominated In the infamous “Black Book” of a convicted sex offender, as well as in Epstein’s private jet travel log.

Additionally, it has also been reported that his custom-outfitted Boeing 757 with bed chambers is known among his allies as the “F—Jet” and has taken both Berkeley and Clinton around the world. in the Los Angeles Times Interview In 2016, Berkeley dismissed reports of women coming to his personal plate, saying he was “too shy with girls” and that “it takes me almost a year to tell a girl that I like her.” Will do.”

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“No woman can reach within 100 miles” [Clinton] While I was watching,” Berkeley said, referring to Clinton’s visits on his plane.

Berkeley traveled to Africa with Epstein on a humanitarian mission in 2002, Berkeley flew commercial and commented that Epstein was “creepy”.

McAuliffe traveled to Los Angeles in 2014 to attend a fundraiser organized by Berkeley while he was governor. This was not the first time McAuliffe had met Berkeley in Los Angeles. When McAuliffe was chairman of the Democratic National Committee in 2000, he went to the Berkeley home to collect a $1 million check for the Democratic National Convention being held in Los Angeles, McAuliffe. His 2007 book . wide in.

The financial crisis comes as the gubernatorial race enters its final phase with Republican nominees Glenn Youngkin and McAuliffe. new poll from Monmouth University.

McAuliffe’s campaign has seen high-profile Democrats, including President Biden, come to the stumps for the former governor as the race tightens. McAuliffe will campaign with former President Obama this coming Saturday and Democratic National Committee Chairman Jaime Harrison on Sunday.

McAuliffe’s campaign did not immediately respond to Granthshala News’ request for comment on the former governor’s relationship with Berkeley, as well as questions about whether he rode in a “f—jet.”

Granthshala News contacted Berkeley, but their office did not respond as of press time.

Houston Keene is a reporter for Granthshala News Digital. You can find him on Twitter at @HoustonKeene.