Terry McAuliffe (born February 9, 1957) is a liberal political consultant a governor-elect 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 — 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. He lost the nomination to Creigh Deeds, who in turn went on to lose to the Republican Bob McDonnell in the general election.