Feb. 4, 2014
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Campaign finance records show that a longtime GOP operative who Democratic Governor Terry McAuliffe recently appointed to the state's Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) board was paid $140,000 for consulting on McAuliffe's campaign last year.
Boyd Marcus shocked Virginia's political class last year by endorsing McAuliffe. Last month, the governor appointed Marcus to a $130,000-a-year job as chairman of the state's ABC board.
Many Republican lawmakers are angry at the appointment and have suggested it was a political payoff, which the governor denies.
Marcus' consulting firm was paid $100,000 by a super PAC controlled by the Democratic Governors Association, according to Federal Election Commission records.
Marcus' firm was also paid $40,000 directly by the McAuliffe campaign. The combined payments make Marcus one of the highest-paid campaign aides.
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