Sunday, August 31, 2008

Governor McAuliffe?

It's been a busy week so I ended up missing this piece of Virginia political speculation until now:

Terry McAuliffe, a former chairman of the Democratic National Committee and a key adviser to Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.), is considering running for governor of Virginia next year.

With Del. Brian J. Moran and Sen. R. Creigh Deeds as the only two announced candidates for the spot thus far, McAuliffe certainly adds a bit of Democratic star power to the race. Though, the best quote surrounding the possible bid thus far comes from Tucker Martin, a spokesman for current Attorney General--and likely Republican nomination candidate--Robert F. McDonnell:

Terry McAuliffe doesn't know Norton from Norfolk. If he runs, remind me to send him a Virginia state map.

Democratic Consultant McAuliffe Weighs Run for Governor