For the first time in over 20 years, former President Bill Clinton made a public appearance in Charlottesville on October 30. The occasion was a get-out-the-vote rally for his friend, Terry McAuliffe, the 2013 Democratic candidate for Governor of Virginia.
Clinton spoke at the end of the rally at the Paramount Theatre on the downtown mall. Other speakers included climate scientist Michael Mann, Democratic Party of Virginia chair Charniele Herring, House Minority Leader David Toscano, and former U.S. Representative Tom Perriello, as well as McAuliffe and his lieutenant governor running mate, Ralph Northam.
Clinton's last visit to Charlottesville was on the eve of his first inauguration in January 1993.