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McLean Resident Terry McAuliffe Announces Bid for Governor

Politico reports that McAuliffe announced his intentions to his supporters in an email Thursday.

Just days after the presidential campaign season ended, another campaign is about to gear up.

McLean resident Terry McAuliffe announced Thursday he intends to run for governor of Virginia in 2013, when Gov. Bob McDonnell's term ends, Politico reports. 

McAuliffe, the former DNC chairman and co-chair of Bill Clinton's 1996 re-election campaign, wrote in an email to supporters on Thursday:

"I realize that after any election some people’s immediate question is about the next campaign. I want to be straightforward with you: I plan on running for Governor of Virginia in 2013.

Over the past four years, I’ve traveled to every corner of Virginia for over 2,400 meetings and events. It is absolutely clear to me that Virginians want their next Governor to focus on job creation and common sense fiscal responsibility instead of divisive partisan issues. If we want Virginia to be the best place for business, we need leaders who prioritize economic growth and move beyond the political issues that are designed to divide us."

A full copy of the email is published on Politico.

For more about Terry McAuliffe, read:

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PJ Buckley November 09, 2012 at 05:54 PM
It is not a primary.
T Ailshire November 09, 2012 at 07:39 PM
No it's not. And you don't have to be registered as Rebublican to register as a delegate in their convention, IIRC. Of course, I did that once, and now can't get away from the mail and the phone calls. Will it be worth it? I'm thinking it just might be.
Lynn Lacey November 10, 2012 at 03:53 PM
Would love to see a democrat in the governor's office in VA again AND as attorney general for that matter. Bob McDonnell and Ken Cuccinelli are nothing but women hating criminals that would stop at nothing to take our rights away. VA has shown that we're true blue in this election by voting Obama and Kaine. I hope voters turn out and do the same in 2014!
T Ailshire November 10, 2012 at 08:10 PM
EVEN IF that Democrat is Terry McAuliffe? I frankly do not understand the mentality that one party = good and the other = bad. All the candidates Lynn Lacey mentioned, as well as McAuliffe, are bad for Virginia.
NOVA RESIDENT November 10, 2012 at 09:11 PM
Well said!!! Sandra and the others are prime examples of the brainwashed hate-filled moronic lemmings of the Uber-Left! They refuse to acknowledge reality, even if it hits them over the head! Let's send them all to Iran or China! And maybe they can take McAuliffe, Obama, and their crooked cronies with them!

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