Terry McAuliffe's file:

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, Washington, D.C., and a law degree from Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, D.C. McAuliffe has lived in Fairfax County for more than 20 years, is married and has five children.  

Recent statements involving Terry McAuliffe

Says the Medicaid fraud rate in Virginia was "fact-checked" and found to be "0.47 percent."

Gov. McAuliffe's budget would "raid school, other $$ 4 Obamacare in VA."

If the legislature refuses to expand Medicaid, "27 states are going to get our money – Virginia taxpayer money – into their states to provide health care for their citizens, paid for by us."

State Medicaid expansion "will save our treasury $1 billion over the next eight years."

"Seventy percent of all uninsured live in households in which at least one person is working."

Recent stories featuring Terry McAuliffe

Sorting through the Medicaid claims:

The General Assembly is deadlocked over expanding Medicaid elgibility in Virginia and dubious statements abound. Here's a recap:

Scores of Medicaid audits still leave holes:

House Republicans are insisting Virginia's Medicaid system undergo a two-year audit before they'll consider expanding it. Gov. Terry McAuliffe says the program already has been studied to death and it's time for action.

We looked at dozens of Virginia Medicaid audits published in recent years to find out what they say about Virginia's $8 billion-a-year health program. 



PolitiFact Virginia introduces the Macker-Meter:

Gov. Terry McAuliffe, take heed: If you promised it during your campaign, PolitiFact Virginia will track it.

Introducing the Macker-Meter:

The Macker-Meter will monitor what progress, if any, Gov. Terry McAuliffe makes on 17 of his campaign promises last year.

PolitiFact Virginia's Top 10 claims from the gubernatorial race:

Here's a review of some of the most interesting claims Democrat Terry McAuliffe and Republican Ken Cuccinelli made during the gubernatorial campaign.

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