January 7, 2009
A former Democratic National Committee Chair is preparing to fight for Governor Tim Kaine's seat. But before he does that, he has to take on other Democrats.
Terry McAuliffe's quest starts with a tour of the Commonwealth. Wednesday morning McAuliffe kicked off what he's calling his announcement tour.
The Governor hopeful is stopping in Hampton Roads, Richmond, and Alexandria Wednesday. He's also making an afternoon stop here in Charlottesville at 3:30 pm at Zocalo.
McAuliffe created his campaign committee in November, and is squaring off against two other Democrats who are also running to snag the governors job in 2010: State Senator Creigh Deeds and Brian Moran.
For local Democrats, McAuliffe's well known name and political history make him a welcome competitor.
"What you have is someone perceived as a national figure. Not as particularly a Virginian, although he's lived here for 20 years, but he needs to show his responsiveness to the local issues and to the issues we face as a state as well," Fred Hudson, Chair of the Albemarle County Democrats told CBS19.
Terry McAuliffe has lived in Virginia for 20 years. He stops in Charlottesville at 3:30 pm Wednesday with a town hall meeting at Zocalo on Main Street. '
Tune in to CBS19 News Wednesday evening for a live report from McAuliffe's Town Hall Meeting.