November 6th, 2013
12:00 AM ET
1 year ago

Terry McAuliffe: I always said it was going to be close

(CNN) - Governor-elect Terry McAuliffe always knew the race would be close.

"I always said it would be a couple points from the day I got in," McAuliffe told CNN Chief Congressional Correspondent Dana Bash.

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Filed under: Terry McAuliffe • Virginia
soundoff (11 Responses)
  1. Data Driven

    "For months McAuliffe held a small, consistent lead in public opinion polls"

    Wrong, Jake. Late last week, aggregate polling showed a 9.2 lead for McAuliffe. Now, clearly those polls were wrong. I would also suggest that the heavy hitters like the Clintons and the President himself who came down to VA to stump for him indicate that McAuliffe's polling internals were a little sickly and thus their campaign begged for some A-list appearances.

    But back to the original point. Wrong or not, the polls showed a SIZABLE lead for McAuliffe.

    CNN can't tell the truth anymore even when it's convenient to do so, perhaps explaining why they got the lowest weekly ratings in over a year after their WALL-TO-WALL WEBSITE COVERAGE last week, almost all of it fraudulent, biased, and paid for by special interest dollars.

    And, Jake, what's with that ridiculous posed picture on your masthead? Sheesh, brah.

    November 6, 2013 12:51 am at 12:51 am |
  2. A Kickin' Donkey

    Nobody, D or R really likes McCaulliffe and he would be smart to have a personality & humility MAKEOVER. Most Obama supporters remember him as disrespectful of Candidate Obama during the 2008 election and we do not forgive EASILY. It's OK for you to have supported Hillary Clinton but you went overboard.

    November 6, 2013 05:22 am at 5:22 am |
  3. Tampa Tim

    I am sure that baggers will say that the Cooch was a flawed candidate because he was not conservative enough. What is important, is that they keep thinking that through the 2014 election cycle.

    November 6, 2013 07:05 am at 7:05 am |
  4. Tampa Tim

    Who would have thought that under Citizens United, a democrat would outspend a republican?

    November 6, 2013 07:07 am at 7:07 am |
  5. Tampa Tim

    Will republicans get the message that shutting down our government and trying to default was not a smart strategy? Fortunately for democrats, the baggers will continue acting like domestic terrorists.

    November 6, 2013 07:10 am at 7:10 am |
  6. cumulus

    Well, closer than I thought, I dont think they had a good selection, crooked: or crazy and crooked.

    November 6, 2013 07:11 am at 7:11 am |
  7. Rick McDaniel

    Too bad VA...........now you have lost your opportunity to make change for the better.

    November 6, 2013 07:16 am at 7:16 am |
  8. Gurgyl

    Congrats, to you, Terry. Be united or else, these Rethuglicans rob the nation openly. Good luck, work for the nation's poor and needy–not Wars and Guns.

    November 6, 2013 07:16 am at 7:16 am |
  9. Tampa Tim

    I really thought that Rubio would have helped the Cooch more, if he had not showed up to campaign for him.

    November 6, 2013 07:22 am at 7:22 am |
  10. Tampa Tim

    Cooch's attempt at voter suppression in VA almost worked for him. But he lost, and Now it's on to Fox for the Cooch. Maybe he can sit next to Elizabeth.

    November 6, 2013 07:25 am at 7:25 am |
  11. Evergreen

    Congratulations Governor. The GOP government shutdown and 24 billion dollar hissy fit also helped your campaign.

    November 6, 2013 07:41 am at 7:41 am |