Ex-Virginia governor Terry McAuliffe will not run for White House in 2020

The Washington Post reports that former Virginia governor "Terry McAuliffe said Wednesday he will not join the crowded field of Democrats running for president, citing the need to raise money and campaign for Virginia General Assembly candidates."

Former Virginia governor Terry McAuliffe said Wednesday he will not join the crowded field of Democrats running for president, citing the need to raise money and campaign for Virginia General Assembly candidates as his successor, Gov. Ralph Northam, tries to recover from a blackface scandal.

“My heart was with Virginia, as much as I wanted to run for president,” McAuliffe said. “It kept tugging at me. . . . I just didn’t think I could walk away from Virginia.”

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