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Being Governor Will Be Great for Terry McAuliffe’s Business Career

You may recall that when I wrote about Virginia’s Democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe’s autobiography, I highlighted the candidate explaining, in his own words, the role of a governor: “Let me tell you, it’s a lot easier to raise money for a governor. They have all kinds of business to hand out, road contracts, construction jobs, you name it.”

After my piece on , What a Party! My Life Among Democrats: Presidents, Candidates, Donors, Activists, Alligators, and Other Wild Animals, a couple of Virginia Republicans told me, “he read the audiobook for that book, you know.”

Well, somebody found it and put it up on YouTube.


I know, I know, I’m being unfair. It’s not like the candidate ran around bragging that his political contacts helped his business career.

I mean, except for the time that he did: “McAuliffe has said that his work in politics has bolstered his business career. ‘I’ve met all of my business contacts through politics. It’s all interrelated,’ he told the New York Times in 1999.”


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