Democrat from Virginia
Terry McAuliffe, a Democrat, was elected governor of Virginia on Nov. 5, 2013. He received 47.8 percent of the vote in defeating Republican Ken Cuccinelli, who came in at 45.2 percent. Robert Sarvis, a Libertarian, finished a distant third with 6.5 percent. McAuliffe's inaguration as Virginia's 72nd governor is scheduled on Jan. 11, 2014. McAuliffe, a wealthy businessman and noted political fundraiser, was co-chairman of President Bill Clinton's 1996 reelection campaign. He was chairman of the Democratic National Committee from 2001 to 2005 and chairman of Hillary Clinton's unsuccessful presidential campaign in 2008. In 2009, McAuliffe unsuccessfully sought the Democratic nomination for Virginia governor. McAuliffe was born in Syracuse, N.Y. on Feb. 9, 1957. He has a bachelor's degree from The Catholic University of America and a law degree from Georgetwon University Law Center. McAuliffe has lived in Fairfax County for more than 20 years, is married and has five children.
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Here's a review of some of the most interesting claims Democrat Terry McAuliffe and Republican Ken Cuccinelli made during the gubernatorial campaign.
PolitiFact New Jersey and PolitiFact Virginia have been fact-checking the campaigns for governor. We recap some highlights of the races.
Of the 14 Cuccinelli claims PolitiFact Virginia fact checked over the last year, 10 were rated Mostly False or worse. Of the 13 McAuliffe statements we checked, 11 were Mostly False or worse.
The gubernatorial candidates threw a few familiar punches. Here's a review of some of their claims:
PolitiFact Virginia has fact-checked claims about government shutdowns, Social Security, abortion, guns and more. We review the most compelling fact-checks of the campaign to date.
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