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Posted: Thursday, March 27, 2014 2:37 pm | Updated: 11:55 pm, Thu Mar 27, 2014.

RICHMOND, Va.  — Gov. Terry McAuliffe said Thursday he did not approve a fundraising appeal his newly formed political action committee sent promising big-dollar donors personal access to him and also said he's giving to charity a past contribution that came from a D.C. businessman who recently pleaded guilty to campaign finance violations.

Speaking on his monthly call-in show on WRVA in Richmond and later with reporters, McAuliffe said aides sent a fundraising solicitation without his knowledge or approval. The request asked for donations to the new Common Good Virginia PAC in increments of $10,000, $25,000, $50,000 and $100,000, with corresponding levels of access to the governor.

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