Former Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe Not Ruling Out A 2020 Presidential Run

Julia Nista General Assignment Reporter
Font Size:

Former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe did not rule out a run for president with upcoming 2020 presidential elections Monday.


“Joe Biden is looking like a candidate. Eric Holder in New Hampshire, you have all these senators and governors. Are you running in 2020?” MSNBC host Andrea Mitchell asked.

McAuliffe responded that he is a “fan of Joe Biden,” adding that “he was a great vice president, a great senator,” and Democrats have big elections to look at, including state and local elections as well as gubernatorial races.

“I vetoed 120 bills, most of any governor in Virginia. Had I not been seated in the chair, they would be law today. You’re not going to bring businesses in when you alienate folks. Open and welcome. That’s the democratic message,” McAuliffe added.

Mitchell pressed, “You’re not ruling it out?”

He did not deny a presidential run in 2020, saying, “I don’t think anyone should rule anything out in life.”

McAuliffe termed out of his position as governor of Virginia in 2017, with Ralph Northam winning the 2018 Virginia gubernatorial race.

Follow Julia Nista on Twitter

Send tips to: