Oprah Winfrey to attend fundraiser for Northern Virginia congressional hopeful

Lavern Chatman, one of the 11 candidates seeking the Democratic nomination for Rep. James P. Moran’s Northern Virginia congressional seat, announced that Oprah Winfrey will attend a fundraiser on her behalf. The fundraiser will be in Arlington County on April 5.

“I’m delighted she is coming to town to help with my congressional campaign,” said Chatman. “Oprah is a good friend and we both share a passion for empowering women and girls for leadership,” said Chatman, who served as CEO of the Northern Virginia Urban League from 2004 to 2011.

In a statement, Chatman said the fundraiser will feature “several prominent leaders speaking on women’s issues, globally, nationally, and in the 8th District of Virginia.”

According to the Richmond Times-Dispatch, Moran (D-8th) is retiring after holding the seat since 1991.

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