Terry McAuliffe

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Terry McAuliffe (born February 9, 1957) is the 72nd governor of Virginia. who served as chairman of the Democratic National Committee from 2001-2005. In 2008 he served as chairman of the Hillary Clinton Presidential Campaign.

As the 2008 Democratic primaries came to a close and it became clear that Hillary Clinton's campaign was over, McAuliffe appeared on the MSNBC show "Morning Joe" with a bottle of rum. After drinking several shots—an action which may have violated the group Mothers Against Drunk Driving's media guidelines [1]— he admitted that Hillary Clinton knew she had lost the 2008 primary race. On January 3, 2009, McAuliffe uploaded a YouTube video in which he announced that he would be running for Governor of Virginia in the Democratic primaries[2]. He lost the nomination to Creigh Deeds, who in turn went on to lose to the Republican Bob McDonnell in the general election.

References

  1. http://thecontemporaryconservative.blogspot.com/2008/11/terry-mcauliffe-violates-media.html
  2. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OGoEDCs4-RE
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