Virginia’s McAuliffe to make gubernatorial bid official

Virginia’s McAuliffe to make gubernatorial bid official
Former Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe expected to announce bid to get his old job back. (FILE)

RICHMOND, Va. (WVIR) - Terry McAuliffe is apparently trying to get his old job back.

The former Virginia governor is set to announce a formal bid for governor Wednesday morning at an elementary school in Richmond. That is according to a McAuliffe aide who was not authorized to speak publicly about the campaign.

McAuliffe, once best known as a top Democratic money man and close friend of Bill and Hillary Clinton’s, will enter an already crowded Democratic primary.

McAuliffe served as Virginia’s 72nd Governor for one four-year term from 2014 to 2018. Virginia law does not allow consecutive terms, but former governors can run for another term in a future election.

The governor’s race in Virginia will be one of the country’s marquee political contests next year, serving as a barometer of the public mood during President-elect Joe Biden’s first year in office.

NBC29 plans to speak with McAuliffe Wednesday.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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