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McAuliffe Files Papers To Run for Governor

Tim Craig

Terry McAuliffe, a former chairman of the Democratic National Committee, filed paperwork today to run for governor of Virginia next year.

McAuliffe said he's still not certain he will formally enter the race, but plans to spend the next two months traveling around the state talking to voters. He will also begin assembling a campaign team.

In an interview today, McAuliffe says he will campaign as an outsider who will make improving the state's economy his central issue.

"Tim and Mark have done a great job, but they have continually been held back and I think Richmond has been a road block," said McAuliffe, referring to Gov. Timothy M. Kaine (D) and former governor Mark R. Warner (D). "Richmond is not doing what needs to be done in terms of forward thinking, big bold ideas and if I decide to run I will be all about big, bold ideas."

In what will be the first Democratic primary for governor in more than two decades, McAulliffe would face Del. Brian J. Moran (Alexandria) and Sen. R. Creigh Deeds (Bath) for the nomination.

A Washington Post Poll last month showed a three-way race is up for grabs, but McAuliffe said today he thinks he will be the strongest leader for the Democratic Party. McAuliffe, a proven fundraiser who lives in McLean, vowed he would "raise the resources to run a first class campaign" for governor as well as Democrats' efforts to reclaim the House of Delegates.



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By Tim Craig  |  November 10, 2008; 12:44 PM ET
Categories:  2009 Governor's Race , Terry McAuliffe , Tim Craig  
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Oh God No... McAuliffe Sucks. Not another leftist liberal.

Posted by: AlbyVA | November 10, 2008 2:01 PM | Report abuse

Yeah, Big, Bold Ideas, that’s the ticket. That will solve all Virginia’s problems. Lessee, Big, Bold Ideas from Terry “DNC/DLC Repub Lite, Triangulating, Dick Morris Toe Sucking right of centrist weenie” McAuliffe have included the disasters of 2002 and 2004. Funny, I heard McAuliffe several times campaigning this fall, and you’d never have known that two of the most ignominious losses the Democratic Party has ever suffered happened on his watch at the DNC.

You may recall in 2002 McAuliffe was part of giving Duhbya the war vote so we could get back to talking about the economy. In 2004 he embraced the “Blue State” strategy that focused on the base and scraping up one more vote to win. Both of those things worked so well I guess we should anoint him Gov. by acclaim. What does McAuliffe want us to do this year, sacrifice plans for retaking the House of Delegates on the alter of his ego and ambition?

We elected Mark Warner Governor and followed with Tim Kane while McAuliffe was pretending Virginia did not exist. I cheered the day McAuliffe got booted from the DNC. Howard Dean and his 50 state strategy put Virginia back on the DNC map. Since then we have elected Jim Webb and turned Virginia Blue for Obama. For McAuliffe to now see opportunity in a state he only knew existed because of the signs with the pictures of the cardinals on the Potomac River bridges coming in from DC is insufferable gall.

The people of Florida have already told him to take his Global Crossing fortune and go home. Home is New York, not Virginia. We have worked hard for years to turn Virginia Blue. To have a carpetbagger decide that he now sees opportunity in a state he shunned when he had the chance to help is beneath contempt.

We have two good Democratic candidates with decades of commitment and working to make Virginia a better place for all of us. The choice between them will be hard enough. Go home Terry, your 15 minutes of fame are over, and they were an unmitigated disaster. Oh, and take your Big, Bold Ideas with you. Virginia has done ok without them.

Posted by: cliff6 | November 10, 2008 2:31 PM | Report abuse

Terry McAuliffe would make a great governor of Virginia. He is a wiley potician and a prodigeous fundraiser as well as a successful businessman.

I think that McAuliffe could win a race in VA. He needs to outline his positions, appeal to the kind of broad spectrum of voters that Mark Warner has appealed to. Terry is most likely a little more liberal than Warner but I think he has the peronality to get people excited.

It will be interesting to see if he really does this.

Posted by: peterdc | November 10, 2008 2:39 PM | Report abuse

He doesn't stand a chance....and I am a Democrat!

Posted by: Jaxxon | November 10, 2008 2:54 PM | Report abuse

Let's see here: Most people didn't know where McAuliffe lived until he indirectly outed himself. And he's running against Brian Moran? He must have a lot of time on his hands. Moran and Deeds are both much better known as Virginians than McAuliffe, and Moran isn't carrying the baggage of a lost election that Deeds has.
And some folks wouldn't know McAuliffe was a Democrat if they didn't show the graphic that says so when he's on talk shows.

Posted by: jlhare1 | November 10, 2008 2:55 PM | Report abuse

Run as an outsider? Not that hard to do -- he IS an outsider.

McAuliffe is not a Virginian. He has not had anything to do with Virginia. He has done nothing in or for Virginia.

Enough of hacks coming to places that they have no connection to and imposing themselves on others.

Posted by: ooyah32 | November 10, 2008 2:56 PM | Report abuse

Well, the fire sale is on. Now every democrat can come and win office in Virginia--those with $, of course. And doesn't McAuliffe only live in McLean because that's where rich D.C. operatives (dem. & repub.) live? He really, really cares about VA, right? These people slaver over power and just want to rule over us like kings.

Posted by: crespa | November 10, 2008 2:59 PM | Report abuse

peterdc wrote: "He is a wiley potician and a prodigeous fundraiser as well as a successful businessman."

Really?
1) He's a politician, pure and simple, nothing special.

2)He was chairman of the Hillary Clinton for President committee. Are you counting the millions of dollars that Hillary herself had to give the campaign as proof of him being a "prodigeous fundraiser"?

3)The only business his web site mentions is the driveway maintenance company he started as a teenager (and what happended to that business?). If he was a successful businessman, it seems odd that there is no more information about these businesses available.

Posted by: ahashburn | November 10, 2008 3:01 PM | Report abuse

Ugh, i can't stand this guy and i'm a flaming liberal! He irks me like no other...he just seems so obviously fake and insincere. He's one of those guys that will do anything they can to get their hands on power. I'm hopeful that the people of Virginia will have enough sense to give this guy the boot. He's just so slimy...

Posted by: around | November 10, 2008 3:29 PM | Report abuse

ahashburn writes: 3)The only business his web site mentions is the driveway maintenance company he started as a teenager (and what happended to that business?). If he was a successful businessman, it seems odd that there is no more information about these businesses available.

Google global crossing mcauliffe
Here’s the first result | http://www.happinessonline.org/InfectiousGreed/p18.htm It includes a Judicial Watch report that documents that McAuliffe made $18,000,000 on a $100k investment and documents his work as a high paid greaser. He made out like a bandit and others got trashed when the Global Crossing house of cards fell in. Many thought it was a model for Enron and some of those wonderful folks we’ve come to know and love as they’ve crawled out from under the rocks in the last couple of months.

Maybe he'd consider running as a Repub. Gilmore's available to help him.

Posted by: cliff6 | November 10, 2008 3:41 PM | Report abuse

As a demorat, I would NEVER vote to elect McAuliffe for governor and I LIVE in VA. I could hardly tolerate listening to him when he spoke about HRC and I hated anything and everything he said about Obama because it was ALWAYS ALL NEGATIVE. I hated that he tried to continually boost Clinton's primary score trying to prolong things by saying he was 'introducing the NEXT POTUS' [that was the real p*sser] as though Obama had not yet met the necessary point lead. I also believe I am not the only Dem who feels this way about him. He lost a lot of Dems with his c*ap and I don't think any of us have gotten or will get over it in more years than I care to say.

As far as I am concerned, I hardly think he could win this bid so I suggest he save his time, energy and money, because VA will have a Republican governor if he is consdiering this position. BTW, my husband and I ALWAYS vote in State Government races, so he can count our negative votes now - BEFORE he even gets started!

I hope he's realized that he should NOT wait around and will NOT be selected for any post with Obama!

Posted by: MadasHelinVA | November 10, 2008 3:43 PM | Report abuse

Virginia is usually a referendum on the President's first year in office.

81 Robb won after Reagan's 80 landslide. 85 Balilies won after Reagan's 84 landslide. 89 Wilder won after Bush41's win. 93 Terry lost after Clinton's win. 97 Beyer lost after Clinton won. 01 Warner won after Bush41 was installed. 05 Kaine won after Bush41 won.

You think Barack is going to be popular this time next year with two wars and a weak economy?

Webb, Kaine, Warner, McCauliffe, Obama: you won't have George W. Bush to kick around anymore.

Posted by: blasmaic | November 10, 2008 3:47 PM | Report abuse

NO PUMA'S! No Clintonites no Clinton-lites.

This from a Democrat.

Posted by: AngryLiberal | November 10, 2008 3:55 PM | Report abuse

McAuliffe annoys a lot of people, including (VA) Dems like me and the other posters on this page. He's a terrible debater, and he seems like a major rhymes-with-stick. Deep down he's shallow. I would definitely cross party lines to vote against him. To say he has 'high negative' is an understatement. I guess money can buy you love afterall.

Posted by: TonyFo | November 10, 2008 4:01 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: mnsrc | November 10, 2008 4:05 PM | Report abuse

Mr. Craig, I think you should do a follow-up story about how much Democrats can't stand this guy. It seems like he is not just disliked by Republicans but by plenty of Democrats as well (as this thread and your poll demonstrates). I'd love to read more about this. Thanks!

Posted by: around | November 10, 2008 4:09 PM | Report abuse

I am a democrat, and I hate this guy.

I would sooner have another Republican governor than this cretin.

Posted by: wowisdabomb | November 10, 2008 4:13 PM | Report abuse

McCauliffe? What a nauseating thought! I can't think of a more obnoxious personality except for maybe Howard Dean. Now there's a ticket for you.

Posted by: DQuixote1 | November 10, 2008 4:21 PM | Report abuse

McAuliffe should be ashamed of himself....he didn't lift a finger to build the new Democratic majority in VA. Now that Mark Warner, Tim Kaine, Brian Moran and others have done the heavy lifting, he wants to swoop in and take advantage.

Clinton lost VA twice, HRC was demolished in the VA Primary. We don't need DLC Clinton partisanship here- we've said no before and we'll say NO again.

Posted by: fauxrunner | November 10, 2008 4:22 PM | Report abuse

Virginia is usually a referendum on the President's first year in office.

81 Robb won after Reagan's 80 landslide. 85 Balilies won after Reagan's 84 landslide. 89 Wilder won after Bush41's win. 93 Terry lost after Clinton's win. 97 Beyer lost after Clinton won. 01 Warner won after Bush43 was installed. 05 Kaine won after Bush43 won.

You think Barack is going to be popular this time next year with two wars and a weak economy?

Webb, Kaine, Warner, McCauliffe, Obama: you won't have George W. Bush to kick around anymore.

Posted by: blasmaic | November 10, 2008 4:32 PM | Report abuse

I couldn't agree more. Mr. McAuliffe should take his carpet lined bag, and toss it into the Potomac. Forget about it Terry. If we in the Commonwealth weren't good enough for you from until now, you are not good enough for us.

Posted by: VeloStrummer | November 10, 2008 4:43 PM | Report abuse

Oh, and just to be clear I am a proud Fake American and Fake Virginian that hails from McLean and makes Richmond home today. And I dyed in the wool Democrat.

Posted by: VeloStrummer | November 10, 2008 4:44 PM | Report abuse

McAuliffe - just too little to do with Virginia the past X years. We need someone like Brian Moran who knows VA, knows Northern Va in particular, and has the experience to deal with elected officials from other parts of the state to get things done. McAuliffe should run for Moran's seat if Moran wins (or if Moran does not seek re-election), get some Virginia knowledge and experience before he runs. (or run against Cuccinelli for AG -that guy is so far out in right field he'd be an easy win for McAuliffe or whomever the dems nominate)

Posted by: VirginiaResident2007 | November 10, 2008 4:46 PM | Report abuse

Screw Terry McAuliffe. This guy ran one of the nastiest campaigns ever, the HRC presidential campaign. If you voted for Obama you should vote for Moran.

Posted by: Snakeheader | November 10, 2008 4:47 PM | Report abuse

he would make a terrible candidate.

first, he's not going to be considered a Virginian by Virginians. i should know. i lived in Virginia for 16 years and neither i nor my former in-laws, all fine Virginians, considered me a Virginian. they still look askance at my ex.

second, i suspect that the Democratic coalition in Virginia is still too fragile to sustain his candidacy.

Posted by: mdrockjock | November 10, 2008 4:48 PM | Report abuse

Ugh! Virgnia should remove the one-term limit for governor.

Posted by: gjhinnova | November 10, 2008 5:01 PM | Report abuse

GAAAH! No, no, no! Virginia has done just fine for the last 8 years without Terry McAuliffe. Just who does he think he is? Way to stick your loser, DLC, dead-end nose where it doesn't belong...

Posted by: cupgoddess | November 10, 2008 5:07 PM | Report abuse

I guess now that Virginia is blue, McAuliffe thinks he can ride in on Warner and Kaine's coattails. Forget it. Virginian's want a Virginian for Governor not some crappy carpet bagger trying to take advantage of the situation.

Posted by: barbnc | November 10, 2008 5:22 PM | Report abuse

Terry Who? - that is the first problem.
When the voters find out who he is and what he has done - that is the 2nd problem.
When they compare him to the 2 very viable candidates who have been working hard for Virginia for many years - there is the 3rd problem.

Three strikes, Terry - please call yourself "out". Ask a few more questions and find out what is going on in Virginia before you say you have all the answers. Spend some time in the state. Do some work for the residents of the state. Then maybe.......Unless you get bored and move on to your next game.

Posted by: LocalReader1 | November 10, 2008 5:44 PM | Report abuse

After the report by the Washington Post's Ombudsman detailing how the Post shredded its journalistic ethics to get Obama elected why should you be trusted?

Posted by: Drumfire | November 10, 2008 5:45 PM | Report abuse

His behavior during the primaries was horrible. I've lived in Virginia for over 10 years and had no idea that McAuliffe lives here. There are two great candidates who are Virginia residents and who have experience in the Virginia legislature -- Moran and Deeds.

Either would make a much better choice than Terry.

Finally, who is going to do the legwork to get Terry elected? Not anyone who supported Obama. We remember how he trashed Obama day after day.

It's a new day in politics and Terry is last week's craptacular.

No way. No how. No McAuliffe.

Posted by: xcrunner771 | November 10, 2008 5:52 PM | Report abuse

McAuliffe is not a leftist liberal.

But I would not think of him as an outsider either.

Posted by: MShake | November 10, 2008 6:09 PM | Report abuse

McAuliffe as an OUTSIDER? What next - Nixon as an Ethics lecturer? Perhaps Bush publishing a paper on "Hurricane Response?" Maybe Clinton on "Healthy Marriages?" McAuliffe is the ULTIMATE insider and a model of everything wrong in Richmond - someone who's very job required putting party above productivity.

Posted by: mwcob | November 10, 2008 6:21 PM | Report abuse

I can't imagine the GOP putting a candidate up I could remotely come close to voting for, but I also do not want to vote for Terry McAuliffe. As a former NY'er I have had enough of him and Hillary Clinton. Please Virginia Dems, give us a better choice than a man who has made a career out of fund raising for political campaigns. Just because he has "connections" to the national party people doesn't mean he will do squat in Richmond.

Posted by: BurtReynolds | November 10, 2008 7:14 PM | Report abuse

I have never met someone with more energy than Mr. McAuliffe. I'd be excited to see him run. Also, i think he did a lot to help Obama win in VA, which is great.

Posted by: sa00 | November 10, 2008 7:17 PM | Report abuse

Heaven help us, Virginia doesn't need this idiot. I for one will vote for the Attorney General. I hope Del. Moran or Sen. Deeds win the Democratic primary.

Posted by: jerryva460 | November 10, 2008 7:57 PM | Report abuse

Terry was such a caracature for Hillary I am surprised sat night live didnt make fun of him

Posted by: pvogel88 | November 10, 2008 8:04 PM | Report abuse

Oh God, no! We need President Obama to declare Virginia a McAulifee-free zone. Please tell me that there's another Dem who will run. ANY other Dem.

Posted by: AshburnVA | November 10, 2008 8:12 PM | Report abuse

Funny - McAuliffe is more like Gilmore than anyone. He was a big-time National Party Chairman who failed to win either White House race. He failed to get Hillary nominated. He failed to restore control of Congress. He was sacked as the head of the DNC. Just like Gilmore was sacked as the head of the RNC. He almost lost his nomination to a nobody from the House of Delegates. He lost his Senate race. He's been complicit with the right-wing hijacking of the Virginia GOP. Personally - I want Connaughton.

Posted by: mwcob | November 10, 2008 8:17 PM | Report abuse

My wife went to college with him. He was fun but insincere. It's all a game.

Posted by: ghostmoves | November 10, 2008 9:01 PM | Report abuse

McAuliffe has got to be among the most insincere narcissists to populate the Democratic Party in the last half century. He's a complete, utter and wholly irredeemable phony who doesn't give one whit about public policy or serving the public. His interests are whoring for money and television time. Just looking at him near Hillary turned off countless potential supporters. Virginia, just say no.

Posted by: Ubiquity | November 10, 2008 9:22 PM | Report abuse

We have two great candidates already.Creigh Deeds and Brian Moran have served Virginia well.

McAuliffe has done nothing for our state. We have had two great Democratic govenors Mark Warner and Tim Kaine. They were helped by Moran and Deeds. Mcauliffe is not a part of that.

We turned blue and so Mcauliffe wants to jump on the bandwagon he did not join before.

He should drop out so the real candidates can run an honest race.

Posted by: FCPSretiree | November 10, 2008 9:37 PM | Report abuse

Terry McAuliffe's entire reason for being involved with politics is self enrichment. In 2003 he sandbagged Howard "50 state strategy" Dean's presidential primary campaign and maneuvered John "largest single recipient of special interest money in the Senate" Kerry into the nomination. The sole reason was to protect the gravy trains of the party elite in DC for whom Terry McAuliffe was numero uno.

McAuliffe's personal net worth went from something like a million to over 300 million over the course of his chairmanship of the DNC. Included in this bonanza was a reported windfall of 18 million for an 80 thousand dollar investment in Global Crossing the granddaddy of Enron.

Nominated? Hardly! Indicted would be more appropriate.

Go away Terry, its over! Take the money and go meet Jim Johnson and Jeff Skilling for a drink but please leave public life. We can't afford you anymore. We have to get on with the business of rebuilding our nation. Certainly the nascent party in VA can't afford you.

Posted by: JEGrim | November 10, 2008 10:20 PM | Report abuse

I've known Brian Moran ever since I moved to Virginia in 1992 and know that he will make a terrific Governor in the mold of Tim Kaine and Mark Warner. Brian -- and Creigh -- are both men of integrity, men of wisdom, men of Virginia -- and have earned the right to run for Governor given their years of service to the Commonwealth. Terry is a shrewd politician, one whose wealth (and let's be honest, ego) have served him well. But money isn't everything and that is why Democrats would be wise to look at the VIRGINIA records of our two candidates -- Brian Moran and Creigh Deeds -- and decide which one would make the better Governor for our beloved Commonwealth. Terry can find other ways to serve the people of Virginia -- I have -- and doing so would go a long way towards convincing us that he is sincere about moving Virginia forward instead of staging a very expensive and very divisive Democratic ego-trip. I wish that Brian and Creigh could team up instead of compete against one another because they would both be terrific but my vote goes to Brian Moran. As a Northern Virginian, I know that he understands the issues that we face up here and could bring that wisdom and leadership to Richmond to articulate our needs as he continues his service to the Commonwealth.

Posted by: higheredadvoacte | November 10, 2008 10:20 PM | Report abuse

As the widower of Christa McAuliffe I find Terry McAuliffe very brave to go on like this. Be brave Terry! You wife died for this country, and we're all pulling for you!

Remember what president Obama said about this:

"I didn't want to get into a Nancy Reagan thing about, you know, doing any seances,"

Those are presidential words we can *all* live by.

Posted by: Ombudsman1 | November 10, 2008 11:02 PM | Report abuse

It's really too bad we can't have Governor Warner to kick around much longer.

The Commonwealth could use his good management for another term.

Posted by: helloisanyoneoutthere | November 10, 2008 11:17 PM | Report abuse

If McAuliffe was wise he would run for the 10th Congressional district seat in 2010 and get a start on that particular race now. He'd face an uphill climb against Wolf, but if there is any place in Virginia where McAuliffe's relative strengths and weaknesses would seem to stack up pretty well -- it would be in that one Congressional district.

As far as the gubenatorial election goes, in a low-turnout June primary it usually comes down to base support -- not simply name ID. Even within the state Democratic party I suspect McAuliffe's name is a mixed bag. He'll pull in the money and be able to get his message out, but it's hard to see exactly how he emerges out of the primary as the candidate of choice. In the general election, his strong negatives would probably outweigh his strong positives -- that's not a place that any candidate wants to be at.

Moran and Deeds both have political support built-in -- they actually have a political base within the state -- and have spent time establishing connections with members of local Democratic committees outside their districts.

This isn't the 2006 Democratic Senate primary where you essentially have two candidates who are political newcomers in state politics.

This isn't the 2008 presidential nomination process either.

I'd be real curious to hear what McAuliffe's case for his candidacy is (e.g. not based on some latent appeal that he thinks he can tap into based on a well-polished message; but based on the numbers and his ACTUAL appeal to certain demographic groups -- where is his electoral pathway (or pathways)?)

He might split Moran-Deeds support in parts of Fairfax, but he loses Arlington and Alexandria.

He likely loses Newport News.

He loses the stretch along the 81 corridor -- and how about Charlottesville/Albermarle? (same story)

He'd need to lobby hard for support in Richmond, but even there . . .

So what is exactly is McAuliffe's path to the nomination -- and then how does he win the general election?

I would be surprised if he gets 20-25 percent of the vote in June 2009.

God bless him, but I mean come on -- this seems more like an ego-trip than a serious run for public office.

Posted by: JPRS | November 10, 2008 11:39 PM | Report abuse

Correction to previous comment: I would NOT be surprised if McAuliffe pulls 20-25 percent in a 3 way race.

I would be surprised if he pulls 30 percent plus.

The best case is that he gets some cross-over support from the GOP with its non-competitive primary -- something that could happen, unless there are competitive races down-ticket for the GOP (e.g. from voters who want to face him in the Fall, not from those who plan to vote for him -- this seems likely to happen and could be in play on the margins). The other scenario would be if a 4th serious contender from Richmond or Hampton Roads/Norfolk enters the gubenatorial field effectively splitting the statewide vote -- lowering the win threshold for the primary to somewhere in the range of 35 percent.

Posted by: JPRS | November 11, 2008 12:14 AM | Report abuse

Take your ball and go home McAuliffe. No one wants you *not* supporting our president.. or our state.

Posted by: ExRepublican | November 11, 2008 9:09 AM | Report abuse

Terry McAuliffe will make a great Gov. of Virginia. He is vibrant and energetic with a deep understanding of the needs in his state.

Seriously - does anyone really think that the other candidates running can do better creating jobs in VA? Does anyone really think the other candidates will out work Terry McAuliffe? Does any Democrat really think that having Terry McAuliffe at the top of the ticket will not help other candidates down ballot?

It's not always about the amount of money a candidate can raise. Of course the candidate needs energy, a strong platform and the ability to connect with people. However, like it or not - money does play an important role in winning.

Don't take my word for it - ask President Elect Barack Obama.

Posted by: inthearena | November 11, 2008 10:25 AM | Report abuse

inthearena asks:

"Seriously - does anyone really think that the other candidates running can do better creating jobs in VA? Does anyone really think the other candidates will out work Terry McAuliffe? Does any Democrat really think that having Terry McAuliffe at the top of the ticket will not help other candidates down ballot?"

Well, yes, yes, and absolutely!

Terry McAuliffe as the Democratic candidate would be an unmitigated electoral disaster for VA Democrats, and either one of the fine legislators Moran or Deeds both understand everything happening in Virginia necessary to create jobs and both will work like mad to deliver what Virginia needs.

Terry McAuliffe might work like mad to deliver what is good for Terry McAuliffe. Virginia, on the other hand, may not be so lucky with a Governor McDonnell, which is exactly what it will get if TM is the nominee.

Save us from this guy, voters. Pick Moran or Deeds.

Posted by: DouginMountVernon | November 11, 2008 11:05 AM | Report abuse

No, no, no!
No more control freaks!
No more know it alls!

All of us independents, democrates and cross over republicans cannot see all our hard work undone!

We have Warner and Perriello in the 5th district: a pair of centrists; two pragmatic, problem-solving leaders who know how to work hard - not blow hard.

If the democrates want a republican governor then the state democratic party should nominate this partisan, nasty guy.

Posted by: ebsguss | November 11, 2008 11:16 AM | Report abuse

No its not a good idea. He may be able to raise large sums of money but that does not translate into being either a good candiate or governor. He should run for Lt. Governor first or hold a statewide cabniet position first.

Posted by: davidbshine | November 11, 2008 1:05 PM | Report abuse

Terry does realize that fundraising alone doesn't eliminate the need for grass roots campaigning, doesn't he? And that he would need to discuss actual issues of importance to Va. voters?

He was a lousy DNC chair, but he thinks he will be a good candidate?

Posted by: GHDEL | November 11, 2008 2:29 PM | Report abuse

no way... Hose'. He is part of the Clinton cabal and almost, as in ALMOST destroyed Obama in the primaries. Along with Rodham Clinton he made his bed.... now let him lay quietly and sleep.

Posted by: angriestdogintheworld | November 11, 2008 3:22 PM | Report abuse

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