McAuliffe May Be on His Way Out in Virginia…

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Virginia Gov.-elect Ralph Northam, right, with Gov. Terry McAuliffe at an election night rally in Fairfax. (Win Mcnamee/Getty Images)

Repost from The Washington Post, By Gregory Schneider

Some Republicans have taken note.

John Fredericks, a conservative radio host who helped run Trump’s presidential campaign in Virginia last year, has become a grudging McAuliffe fan.

He has praised the governor for his economic development efforts and conceded that McAuliffe’s push to unlock federal dollars by expanding Medicaid, which the Republican-controlled General Assembly has so far resisted, was probably the right call.

“He would be the one to bring the working-class jobs debate to Trump’s base and make the argument that he could peel some of it away in the battleground working-class swing states,” Fredericks said. “I fear Terry McAuliffe more than any other candidate in the Democratic field in 2020.”</blockquote

Few others will go that far, but after last Tuesday’s strong showing, McAuliffe has at least earned mentions in the chatter about presidential contenders.

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