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REPORT: McAuliffe ‘Seriously Considering’ Running for Virginia Governor Again

"Among Democratic functionaries and party officials and people who follow this...it would not be a surprise.”

By NTK Staff | 05.10.2019 @1:00pm
REPORT: McAuliffe ‘Seriously Considering’ Running for Virginia Governor Again

“Among Democratic functionaries and party officials and people who follow this…it would not be a surprise.”

Former Virginia Governor and Democratic National Committee Chairman Terry McAuliffe is reportedly considering running again for a second term as governor.

According to several people close to him, McAuliffe is “seriously considering,” running for another term as Governor and “Democrats in Richmond are operating as though it’s a done deal.”

“Among Democratic functionaries and party officials and people who follow this,” Democratic state Sen. Chap Petersen told Politico, “it would not be a surprise.”

“Being governor of Virginia was the highlight of his life and I’m sure he’d love it again,” said Josh Schwerin, a longtime adviser to McAuliffe told Politico.

Politico also pointed out that McAuliffe has “more than 60 political events in Virginia in the coming weeks.”

The Virginia Democratic Party has been in turmoil since photos surfaced earlier this year from Gov. Ralph Northam’s (D-VA) medical school yearbook page, which featured a person a Ku Klux Klan robe and another in blackface.

McAuliffe contemplated running for president in 2020 but decided against it. He was unable to seek reelection in 2017 because of state law, which limits Virginia governors to a single four-year term. That law does not prevent former governors from running again for a second non-consecutive term, however.

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