Former DNC chairman Terry McAuliffe has filed the forms to run for Virginia governor in 2009. McAuliffe hopes to replace Governor Tim Kane who can only serve one term as Virginia governor.

McAuliffe, originially from New York State, is a graduate of Catholic University and has been involved in Democratic politics since the Jimmy Carter years. He received his law degree from Georgetown University.

10 thoughts on “Terry McAuliffe Files to Run for Virginia Governor 2009

  1. Turn PW Blue

    Let’s not forget that Brian Moran and Creigh Deeds have already announced their intent to run for Governor as well.

  2. Slowpoke Rodriguez

    Ahhhh, the Carter Years! Now THOSE were high times! Can’t wait to relive those years!

  3. Moon-howler

    And one has national recognition and the other 2 have regional recognition except for the party faithful in Virginia. It ought to be an interesting run and a time for the party to do what it does best: devour its own. Of course the Dems don’t own that unattractive trait. They share it with the Republicans.

    I was surprised to hear about McAuliffe, and I am not sure why. I figured he would do something different, I suppose.

  4. Moon-howler

    Slow, can’t help you there. He first was employed with the 1980 campagin to reelect Jimmy Carter. As you well know, that didn’t work out so well for him.

    He went on to become the national financial director at age 22. He has some rather amazing accomplishments under his belt and will be a force to be reckoned with if he actually runs for governor.

  5. ShellyB

    I have always thought of McAuliffe as a Washington DC person. I was wondering how long his VIrginia roots go back. Probably not as long as Moran and Deeds.

    Pink, you are joking right. Stewart couldn’t win a statewide office. He couldn’t even win PWC again.

  6. Hee hee. I wanted to see what y’all would say.

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  8. Jason

    McAuliffe would certainly be a high profile governor. I’d have to believe his Washington connections would be an asset to the state.

  9. Moon-howler

    Jason, that was my feeling. He has pretty high profile name recognition. The other two are regional home-boys for the most part. Terry McAuliffe was Hillary’s financial director. He has been chairman of DNC. His hall of fame accomplishments started off at a pretty young age.

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