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Terry McAuliffe Moves Closer To Running For Governor

by @ 2:39 pm on November 10, 2008. Filed under 2009 Governor's Race, Terry McAuliffe, Virginia, Virginia Politics

It seems that the rumors are going to come true:

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.

Should be a fun little race.

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