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Republican Leader Boyd Marcus Endorses Terry McAuliffe

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One thing I find interesting about all these Republicans endorsing Terry McAuliffe is that not a single Democrat, to my knowledge, has gone the other way and endorsed Cuccinelli. Gee, I wonder why that is…hmmm. By the way, the video is of a wrap-up session on the 2012 Tim Kaine vs. George Allen Senate race, with Boyd Marcus – the guy who’s now endorsed Terry McAuliffe – the former Allen campaign’s senior strategist facing off against Kaine strategist (and now DNC Communications Director) Mo Elleithee. It’s also important to emphasize that Marcus was/is very tight with Bill Bolling, so it makes you wonder to what extent this endorsement reflects Bolling’s thinking…

Today, Terry McAuliffe for Governor announced that Boyd Marcus, who served as Governor Jim Gilmore’s Chief of Staff and has worked with Virginia Republicans for about 40 years, will join “Virginians for McAuliffe” as a supporter and the McAuliffe Campaign as a consultant.

“I am enthusiastically supporting Terry McAuliffe for Governor because I believe he will work with both parties to advance an agenda that prioritizes economic growth. Virginia needs an experienced businessman who will put the practical needs of our people ahead of political ideology,” said Marcus. “I’ve never before supported any Democrat, but this election Terry is the clear choice for mainstream conservatives. I am excited to work with him to grow the already-long list of prominent Republican leaders who are supporting his campaign. Virginia is facing tremendous economic headwinds and we need a Governor who is going to work with both parties.”

As a member of “Virginians for McAuliffe,” Marcus joins prominent Republicans supporting McAuliffe including Dwight Schar, Judy Ford Wason, Sen. John Chichester, Del. Vince Callahan, Sen. Russ Potts, Del. Jim Dillard, John Sherman and Del. Katherine Waddell.

“Boyd is a great addition to our campaign team that is focused on bringing together Virginians of both parties,” said McAuliffe. “Leadership means working with both parties towards compromises that move Virginia’s economy forward.”